Monday, October 24, 2016

Front Row Seat to the End of the World, by E.J. Swift

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(Apocalypse) With just ten days to go before Earth is destroyed by an asteroid, Nell wraps up loose ends, one of which is the daughter she abandoned. (6,779 words; Time: 22m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Front Row Seat to the End of the World," by (edited by Ian Whates), appeared in Now We Are Ten (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The story is about Nell wrapping things up, so it ends with "I've got my girl back." We don't actually care whether the asteroid is deflected or not.

Nell's character is well developed via her interactions with various different people plus her side adventures. The last-minute dog is a cute touch.

Con: Nell isn't a very nice person. It's not clear that she deserves to make up with her daughter.

The scenario of everything falling apart isn't consistent with human behavior in wars when they had nowhere to go. People generally kept doing their same jobs, even just hours before the invaders destroy everything. On the Beach, by Nevil Shute is probably more realistic.

An effort to deflect an asteroid would be done as early as possible, not left until just before it hit the atmosphere.

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