Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hobson's Choices, by Mary A. Turzillo

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(Dystopia) Jerry and Charlize consider moving their family into “Goodenough Village,” where people try to be “satisficers, not maximizers.” (4,966 words; Time: 16m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Hobson's Choices," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|18, published on by .

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Pro: Essentially, this is the story about how the family learned to value diversity. Not just human diversity, but having a wide diversity of choices in general. They end their experience poorer but wiser.

“A Swarm of Ichthyosaurs Attacking the Horse Crab Nebula” was very funny.

Con: "Value diversity" didn’t seem like a very controversial message to me, and there’s not much to the story beyond the message.

It’s hard to believe this particular family even considered Goodenough Village in the first place. It seemed like they all valued diversity to start with.

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