Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Venus Generations, by Stephen Baxter

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(Terraforming) Cooling Venus down is only the first step. (7,375 words; Time: 24m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

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"The Venus Generations," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The description of the Venus terraforming project is interesting at all stages.

Con: Not a story. Just a series of infodumps. Dialogue is mostly as-you-know-Bob. Characters are two-dimensional.

Much of the background science/technology seems to be pointless. For example, a big deal is made of Venus having native life that the project exterminates, and yet absolutely nothing is done with that idea; the author just drops it eventually.

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