Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Victor and the Fish, by Matthew S. Henry

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(Climate Change) Victor used to be a scientist, but now he's just a fishing guide. Given a chance to save a species from extinction, though, he'll do anything. (4,626 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Manjana Milkoreit, Meredith Martinez and Joey Eschrich), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The science all seems reasonable, as does the time frame. Victor's obsession with saving the fish makes sense given that he failed to save his career, and his suspicion of the WFP makes sense given the history; they were responsible for the near-extinction in the first place.

When Victor pushes Trevor's car into the river, possibly leaving him to die in the fire, he goes too far, and he pays a symbolic price for that when the fish he "saved" all die in his car.

The Microburst Access is a real place on Rock Creek in Montana.

Con: Victor never even considers leveling with Trevor. With such a fabulous discovery, you'd think he'd want to share it with someone. Since the species had been thought to be extinct, you'd think it would be easy to get the whole creek closed off under the Endangered Species Act, but Victor never gives that any thought at all.

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