Friday, May 10, 2019

A Catalog of Love at First Sight, by Brit E.B. Hvide

★★★☆☆ Average

(Climate Apocalypse) As climate change destroys the nation, the narrator describes her travels and the different people and things she fell in love with. (4,944 words; Time: 16m)

"A Catalog of Love at First Sight," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 28, published on .

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Review: 2019.317 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story is about how the narrator runs from one disaster to another, making the best of things and always finding people to love. By the end, she’s got a family of her own, and she's ready to stop running.

Con: This story takes the real risk of climate change, dials it up to 11, and then makes 200 years of change happen in a few decades.

It will never make any sense to try to move people from Earth to another planet. Everything in the solar system is much, much worse than Earth will ever get, so it will always make much more sense to try to fix the planet we’ve got than to try to terraform somewhere else. Moving millions of people isn’t feasible even if we did terraform Mars.

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