Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Downsized, by Bud Sparhawk

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(Dystopia) Now that his wife has passed away, Matthew must move from their spacious apartment on the retirement space station into smaller quarters. (5,472 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Downsized," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 11-12|17, published on by .

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Pro: This is the story of how Matthew got his act together and found a new purpose in life.

Con: It’s clearly just the start of a longer story, but the biggest problem is that I can’t suspend disbelief for the unselfconsciously bigoted people that Matthew’s going to be fighting. Yes, people like that existed in our past—in my own lifetime, even. No, I don’t expect to find them in the future; not without some really strong reason why we slid backwards.

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