Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Most Beautiful Voyage in the World, by Jean McNeil

★★★☆☆ Average

(Climate SF) In about 2127, Knut works on a luxury dirigible for passengers wanting to visit the snow-free coast of Norway, but he’s haunted by the memories of a lover who died a long time before. (4,830 words; Time: 16m)

"," by (edited by Angie Dell and Joey Eschrich), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.257 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The description of the world changed by temperature rise seems very real. By setting it in the 2120s, it actually allows enough time for major changes to have happened. The longevity drugs make it easier for everyone to be consumed by loss, since they’ve had a century or more to watch it happen.

Con: It’s a vignette, so we don’t expect a lot to happen, but it’s not clear why the story brings in Knut’s suffering over the loss of Alex.

Even given the amount of time and worst-case warming scenarios, I think you’d still have snow in the winter in northern Norway.

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