Sunday, May 17, 2020

Hornet and Butterfly, by Tom Cool and Bruce Sterling


(Dystopia) When a storm destroys his raft city, former supersoldier Hornet struggles to escape with his life, but the “Butterfly” creature he helps emerge makes things even more complicated. (6,441 words; Time: 21m)

"Hornet and Butterfly," by and (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.282 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It paints a complex 2080 where Ais and augmented humans are changing the world in drastic ways.

Con: There’s no coherent plot here. The Hornet just wants to escape from the ruins of Raft, and he gets involved with the Butterfly for no good reason. Then the rest is just about the bad things that happen to him with him helpless to resist.

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