Saturday, June 9, 2018

Heron of Earth, by Vajra Chandrasekera

★★★☆☆ Average

(Posthuman) She’s the last human on Earth, put there by the Sentimental project that regreened the planet, and she refused to leave when the money ran out. (2,138 words; Time: 07m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 141, published on .

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Pro: The background information about the Sentimentals is probably the best thing about the story.

Funniest line: “It’s message terraforming at its most didactic.”

Con: Nothing really happens here. She finds a strange print. Guesses it might be human. Sets up to try to kill it if it is. But we never find out.

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. The story's embedded literary critique was my favorite part of it, too. :)

    1. "Message Terraforming" still cracks me up. :-)

  2. I agree with the rating and the review.