Thursday, March 8, 2018

Artisanal Trucking, LLC, by Mary Robinette Kowal

★★★☆☆ Average

(Near-Future SF) In an era when nearly all road traffic is automated, Dude sells his services to people who want their stuff delivered by a human truck driver. This makes a difference when something goes wrong. (4,769 words; Time: 15m)

"Artisanal Trucking, LLC," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: Dude comes across as a very nice guy and very serious about his business too. Yes, he’s a Luddite, but we still wish him the best, and we’re happy this turns out well for him.

And how can you not love a story that’s full of cute puppies?

Con: The fact that most of the cars are self-driving doesn’t really matter much to the story. It’s really about Dude trying to earn absolution for killing the mother dog.

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