Sunday, August 5, 2018

Life Signs, by Paul McAuley

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Near-Future SF) Two scientists go to a Chile observatory to test a device that measures the atmospheres of exoplanets. (3,838 words; Time: 12m)

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.

"Life Signs," by (edited by Nick Gevers), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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

Pro: It’s an interesting setup, with new technology, climate-change threats, and some inter-personal conflicts.

Con: It just ends abruptly. I looked online to find out if somehow half the story had gotten deleted or something, but apparently it’s meant to be like this.

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