Friday, October 11, 2019

Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin


(Utopia) A colonist returning to Earth finds his mission compromised when he discovers the planet isn’t dead after all. (8,533 words; Time: 28m)

"Emergency Skin," by (edited by Blake Crouch), published on by .

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Review: 2019.574 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best part of the story is the way we gradually realize just what the colony planet was really like and what its motivations were.

Con: The message drowns out the story. Also, “If we just got rid of all the rich people, everyone would come together and we’d all live in peace and harmony” is a pretty absurd message.

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