Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Plaything on the Tesseract Wall, by Larry Hodges

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Horror) A 4-dimensional child has a 3-dimensional world as a toy. She’s not supposed to hurt the inhabitants, but tonight her parents are out. (923 words; Time: 03m)

"The Plaything on the Tesseract Wall," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 09-10|18, published on by .

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Pro: The strength of the story is the exploration of the implications of a real 4-dimensional being interacting with a 3-dimensional world.

Flatty survives the ordeal, but only because a fifth-dimensional being was watching and took it upon itself to discipline the 4-D child.

It’s a bit of a relief that the 4-D child didn’t really mean to hurt Flatty.

Con: Not only does the story have a message, it’s in ALL CAPS!

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