Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Translator, at Low Tide, by Vajra Chandrasekera


(Climate SF) In a sad, future Sri Lanka, the narrator watches his/her city die from the effects of sea-level rise and abandonment. (3,981 words; Time: 13m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 164, published on .

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Review: 2020.272 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It paints a very believable picture of what life in a coastal third-world city might be like in 50 to 100 years. The most distressing part is the behavior of the pack of feral children.

Con: It’s depressing and the narrator does little more than complain about it.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Enjoyed it immensely! It explores possibilities and my god that one is dark, entertaining and realistic. Looking forward to more reads from the author.