Friday, April 6, 2018

Logistics, by A.J. Fitzwater

★★★☆☆ Average

(Post-Apocalypse) After an epidemic killed off half the Earth’s population, Enfys wanders around a depopulated Europe, live blogging the experience and looking for tampons. (5,158 words; Time: 17m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 139, published on .

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Pro: It’s an interesting notion that an epidemic might hit the first world much harder than anywhere else, leaving Asia and Africa to try to help survivors in Europe and North America.

Enfys has a strong voice, and reading their flippant accounts of what they see is the biggest pleasure of the story.

Con: There’s no real plot to speak of—this story is almost entirely about the setting.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. It is about time someone wrote about this topic.

    Hygiene issues in a post-apocalyptic world doesn't get as much mention as what it should get for the potential problems it can cause.

    It is tastefully done, and by my estimate Enfys has been wandering around Europe for at least 2 months during this story.

    As for the story - we learn why Enfys was in Europe to start with, what happen at the hospital, and where Enfys ends up at the end and why. I rate it a 4 myself, and it is worth reading. A good story that is memorable.

    Enfys is a Welsh name meaning "rainbow".