Monday, November 21, 2016

Fermi Meets Sagan, by Robert Scherrer

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(SF) The Xarl, dedicated to exterminating other intelligent races, find a space probe with directions to Earth. (985 words; Time: 03m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Fermi Meets Sagan," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 12|16, published on by .

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Pro: It's a cute idea that the paranoid Xarl are so sure no one would be stupid enough to give directions to their home planet that they conclude it's a trap and order everyone to stay away.

Con: The ending (entirely narrated) falls flat.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I get the Fermi (the paradox that says if there's so much space where is everybody) but what's the Sagan?

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    1. Carl Sagan was involved in sending messages into space.

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