Monday, April 6, 2020

Organ of Corti, by Matt Thompson


(SF Horror) Elias works with research teams investigating the expanding deserts that are choking Madrid, but Ana’s expedition is very secretive, and their target looks like nothing he’s seen before. (9,890 words; Time: 32m)

"Organ of Corti," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 286, published on by .

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Review: 2020.168 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story is suitably creepy; walking underground in giant passages that were dug by something is bound to create tension. And once we realize the ants are mind-controlling other animals in order to build this structure, after that we’re just waiting to see it happen to the humans too.

Con: I had too much trouble suspending disbelief for this one. Ana’s behavior all along was just too irrational. And it was irrational that everyone stayed with her as long as they did. And the scene where Elias and Ana spontaneously have sex was really hard to buy.

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