Thursday, February 13, 2020

Eyes of the Crocodile, by Malena Salazar Maciá


(Post-Apocalypse) Mandisa has to leave her tribe when she’s infected by the nanobots that destroyed civilization. (2,455 words; Time: 08m)

"," by (translated by Toshiya Kamei, edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 161, published on .

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Review: 2020.079 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Mandisa is sure that more can be done with the nanobots than hide from them. That even though they’ll transform her body, she’ll gain knowledge of her ancestors and be able to do something.

Con: It’s really hard to imagine a nanotech apocalypse like the one she describes. If people had nanotech to fight off the flu and something went wrong, you’d expect all those people to die. The nanotech wouldn’t play games with them.

And at the end, she’s turned into something different for sure, but what was the point?

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Thank you very much for reading my story, "Eyes of the Crocodile", and taking part of your time in leaving a review!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to post here. Comments from authors are always welcome. Sorry I couldn't recommend this story, but maybe I'll like the next one better!

      By the way, I can read Spanish, so the next time you have a story published in English, see if the editor will post a link to the story in Spanish, if possible. Or at least have him/her give the original title in Spanish so people like me can search for it.

      Best of luck!

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