Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Vespers, by J.M. Ledgard

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Post-Human) A human-built AI that operates a spaceship headed for the Trappist system hasn’t heard from home in 28,716 years, but it has decided to broadcast its story. (6,406 words; Time: 21m)

Recommended By: πŸ‘RHorton.r+2 (Q&A)

"Vespers," by (edited by Wade Roush), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.635 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It does a decent job of making it clear just how horrible it would be to drift through empty space all alone for endless centuries.

Con: The ravings of an AI drifting through empty space make for really dull reading.

It makes absolutely no sense for humanity to launch a probe that won’t arrive for 100,000 years.

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