Monday, July 9, 2018

Greetings, Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice Of Species!, by Adam-Troy Castro

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Humor) The galactic government has decided to evict humanity from Earth, but we’ve got a choice of different species that are willing to accept us—provided we convert to their forms. (2,528 words; Time: 08m)

"Greetings, Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice Of Species!," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 98, published on .

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Pro: It’s hard to be sure this is humor not horror, but most of the fun is reading each section trying to find what the catch is. Almost as much fun is identifying the type of human being who most closely resemble the various species.

Special points for the sneaky dolphins, who wanted any humans who become dolphins to be clearly marked as such.

Con: There’s something almost sadistic about this that takes a lot of the fun out of it.

By its nature, this story has no characters and no dialogue.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I agree with the rating and the review. Worth reading.

    We are worse than Species 1036 ?

    Species 8883 (the dolphins) - Yes, very good point.