Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Induction, by Thoraiya Dyer

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(Near-Future SF) Christian returns to Anguilla to say goodbye before an attempt to raise it covers the island with lava. (7,490 words; Time: 24m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

Anguilla is an island in the eastern Carribean.
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"Induction," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: Christian had little goal but to say goodbye to his grandmother, and he does manage that much.

Con: Christian is a poor protagonist. He's not trying to accomplish much; his "victory" at the end is the result of other people being nice to him (and spiting his brother).

The idea of bringing up magma to try to increase the area of islands seems silly; with that kind of power, you could do much more to make continent interiors more appealing.

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