Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cold Comfort, by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty

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(Climate Change) Maggie has a plan to reverse climate change by capturing methane up in the arctic and selling the carbon. (7,956 words; Time: 26m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: GDozois:5

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"Cold Comfort," by and (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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The message of the story is that the Earth will be a much better place for the rest of us once 90% of the population dies. The author waits until the very end to preach this to us.

Maggie is perilously close to being a Mary Sue. She narrates her accomplishments briefly, which means the body of the story contains almost no action. It's almost like reading a project report, and it's just as dull.

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