Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Portrait of Salai, by Hannu Rajaniemi

[Anthology]
★★★☆☆ Average

(Post-Human) A mass mind attempting an artwork involving comets accidentally attracts the attention of a powerful, destructive entity, and it needs to tell its best friend that they need to flee. (3,407 words; Time: 11m)

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"A Portrait of Salai," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.616 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: At heart, this is a love story. To be united with Salati, Sfumto has to die for ver. Despite everything, it manages to have a happy ending.

Con: This was just too weird for me, and the bits of pseudoscience, e.g. “entangled in a way no photons had ever been,” drove me up the wall.

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