Thursday, November 2, 2017

Prasetyo Plastics, by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

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(Hard SF) In which the end of the world is brought to you by plastics. (5,204 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 134, published on .

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Pro: It’s an “if this goes on” story, warning of the risks of plastic pollution.

Con: The author’s command of English is imperfect, and that seriously damages the story. Grammar errors are everywhere. E.g. “Everyone thought that when the singularity would happen, it would be metal cores with metal heads, metal limbs, and metal breaths.”

Beyond that, it’s just the outline of a story, not the story itself. There’s no character development and no dialogue.

Scientifically the story is complete nonsense. Plastic isn't going to merge with plankton and become sentient.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. It starts out with a pertinent, if heavy-handed, message about filling up the world with plastic garbage. But then it lost pretty much all its impact for me when the plastic came to life.