Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Fukinaga Special Chip Job, by Tim Chawaga

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(SF Adventure) In a flooded world, the narrator searches the “Nauticities” for bags of the greatest snacks ever made, chips worth their weight in cold. (5,029 words; Time: 16m)

Recommended By: πŸ‘STomaino+1 (Q&A)

"The Fukinaga Special Chip Job," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 279, published on by .

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Review: 2019.054 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best part of the story is the colorful descriptions of the various floating cities--at least at first.

Given the way Pitts mindlessly eats snacks, it’s inevitable that he’ll start eating the Specials, so that adds a bit of tension, since we can see it coming like a train wreck.

Because of the lightness of most of the story, it’s shocking at the end to realize the narrator murdered Pitts and left his body in Varuna.

Con: The city descriptions go on for too long. There really is no more plot here than “find a box of 80-year-old chips,” and there’s little or no character development.

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