Saturday, July 28, 2018

P.Q., by James Warner

★★★☆☆ Average

(Hard SF) Daljeet discovers a new species of ant in the California desert which seem to create art. (2,209 words; Time: 07m)

"P.Q.," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 276, published on by .

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Pro: Most of the fun of the story is watching Daljeet and Mary Sue get more and more wrapped up in the ants, with the logical conclusion being them fleeing the country with a box full of ants.

Con: There’s very little dialogue and not much character development to speak of, and we never do figure out what benefits the “art” gave the ants.

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