Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fermi's Slime, by Tom Jolly

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(First Contact) We finally get to the stars, and every planet looks the same: a gray ball of slime. (2,514 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Fermi's Slime," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 11-12|17, published on by .

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Pro: The humans figure out that the slime really is intelligent, and even though the slime is a bit confused, there’s at least some hope for communication. The hint that the slime may soon send out its own rockets makes the ending at least a little uncomfortable.

Con: It’s very short, so there’s no character development and no plot to speak of.

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