Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Man Who Put the Bomp, by Richard Chwedyk

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(Near-Future SF) Danner investigates a problem at the house where little dinosaur toys are housed since they were recalled for being too intelligent. (27,930 words; Time: 1h:33m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

This is the fifth Saur story. It probably reads better if you read the other four first.

"The Man Who Put the Bomp," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|17, published on by .

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Pro: The ending is certainly exciting, and the bad guys are routed soundly. The saurs themselves range from annoying to adorable (and often both).


Con: The story takes way too long to get going. Half-way in, we’re not even sure what it’s going to be about. In particular, it has trouble deciding if it's supposed to be serious or humorous.

Suspension of disbelief is hard to sustain. Stealing the genetic material should be easy, given the circumstances. It ought to be all over Christine’s clothes, for example. And given that hundreds of thousands of saurs were made, there ought to be a few still around or even in people’s freezers.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. This was cute. It stood alone well enough, but it would be nice to see the stories collected.