Monday, August 7, 2017

Twisted Knots, by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

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(SF) With her knowledge of topology, Lilian uses lasers to make vat-grown meat look real. Then one day her design is so intricate that it causes the meat to become sentient. (5,675 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 131, published on .

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The premise (that meat could become intelligent based on how it's seared) is too absurd to accept, and the story takes way too long to get there.

The story is riddled with elementary grammar errors.

There’s no plot to speak of—Lilian isn’t really trying to accomplish anything. The author has simply strung a few ideas together.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Yes, suspenders of disbelief snapped! Not just because blobs of meat are zapped to life. We also have a financially strapped mother traveling to the other side of the world and staging an elaborate production about how remorseful she is about it.