Saturday, March 2, 2019

The End of Lunar Hens, by M.K. Hutchins

★★★☆☆ Average

(Hard SF) If Hailey can’t get the lunar biosphere to produce enough food, the whole project will be cancelled. Unfortunately the chickens aren’t cooperating. (2,402 words; Time: 08m)

"The End of Lunar Hens," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 03-04|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.118 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s a nice exploration of the sort of problems a real lunar base might encounter if it tried to be self-sufficient in food.

Con: It’s kind of hard to believe that no one thought of the importance of saprophytes in this ecology before this.

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