Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Great Ignorant Race, by Robert Reed

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(Sports SF) The human team awakens naked, with no memories, but speaking a shared language, and ready to compete--at something. (4,200 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: RHorton:4

"The Great Ignorant Race," by (edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: A completely blind competition is an interesting idea.

Con: There's no story here. No characters. No tension. And it's impossible to believe that a group of ten thousand ignorant savages would, in just weeks, reconstruct technology that took thousands of years of trial and error to develop.

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