Sunday, June 24, 2018

Priorities, by Jacob A. Boyd

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF Adventure) Tom is almost done preparing an asteroid for resource extraction when he gets a hole in his suit. (1,571 words; Time: 05m)

"Priorities," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|18, published on by .

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Pro: Tom survives the experience and gets credit for his asteroid, despite the problems he has doing it.

Con: The science is awful. Why does everyone have to capture an asteroid to have a child? The resources on a single asteroid are colossal. Why does the sealant for his suit melt at normal temperatures? Small asteroids are rubble piles; how can you accelerate one without it falling apart? And if he’s in the Oort Cloud, the time delay for conversation with someone on Earth will be measured in weeks or months, not seconds.

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