Tuesday, June 27, 2017

An Obstruction to Delivery, by Sean Adams

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(Slipstream Horror) For political reasons, postal workers are required to use the mysterious tunnels underneath the town to deliver mail. Unfortunately, something has started eating them. (7,545 words; Time: 25m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"An Obstruction to Delivery," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 07-08|17, published on by .

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Pro: Some of the surreal humor is pretty funny.

Con: The mix of humor and horror doesn’t work very well, and it goes on way too long.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I liked the dry, investigation-style humor, but, yeah, maybe a tad too long. Once again, F&SF doesn't know how long their final published story actually is. And, as in this case, it can be off enough to slip into another category. Since the issue with the Nebula finalists, I've been checking myself and found about the same as you show here. They say this one is 7323 words so maybe somewhere there's a version with 200 some less words!