Sunday, August 5, 2018

Journey to the Anomaly, by Ian Watson

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF Humor) A team of aliens visits our solar system to try to figure out why the planets are in such regular orbits. (7,055 words; Time: 23m)

Although this was originally published in the UK in 2017, the first US Publication was in March 2018, so it should be eligible for the 2019 Hugo Awards at the 2019 WorldCon, to be held in Dublin.

"Journey to the Anomaly," by (edited by Nick Gevers), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: These aliens really are alien.

Con: The jokes are very repetitive and not very funny even the first time. Sex between aliens with vastly different biochemistry and physiology makes almost no sense.

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