Monday, January 7, 2019

The Last Squirrel Keeper, by Shane Halbach

★★★☆☆ Average

(Colony SF) Mutton is the last survivor of the human colony on Sstart, and he spends his days caring for the last Terran animal—a squirrel named Betty. The natives are kind but they never visit, except for one boy. (3,454 words; Time: 11m)

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"The Last Squirrel Keeper," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.007 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Although the story of humanity on Sstart is almost over, it leaves some hope that Mutton will do something that makes at least some difference.

Con: The idea of Earth life breeding with alien life is absurd. Even being able to eat the alien food is hard to believe.

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