Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dream of the High Mountain, by Daniel Bennett


(Dystopia) In a slowly dying world, Morgan attends a retreat to try to make his life seem more meaningful. (4,988 words; Time: 16m)

"Dream of the High Mountain," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 284, published on by .

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Review: 2019.672 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It does a fairly good job of creating the atmosphere of a bunch of well-to-do people at a retreat trying to find some meaning in their lives. The revelation that Morgan sent his own DNA up in one of those “eggs” isn’t much of a surprise.

Con: There’s no plot here; Morgan isn’t really trying to accomplish anything, and other than the landslide, little or nothing happens.

The idea of the eggs is pretty stupid. What possible good could come of squirting DNA into space?

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