Monday, February 26, 2018

Frog Happy, by Bruce McAllister

★★★☆☆ Average

(Near-Future SF) The narrator always loved animals, ever since he collected frogs as a little boy. But lately he’s been seeing some really strange creatures—and he’s not the only one. (2,934 words; Time: 09m)

"Frog Happy," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: The narrator never suspects a supernatural origin for these creatures. He’s sure there’s an explanation, and, sure enough, there is one.

Con: The explanation is awfully far-fetched. Alien life would almost certainly have terrible troubles adapting to our planet, and if it didn’t, introducing a lot of it would almost certainly mess things up here. One wonders why the aliens didn’t want to terraform a lifeless world, given that they were in no hurry.

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