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Author Topic: PC537: To the Moon  (Read 193 times)
Castle Watchcat
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Anything for a Weird Life

« on: August 28, 2018, 12:46:11 PM »

PodCastle 537: To the Moon

Rated PG-13, for inhumanity and painful truths.

Originally published in Fireside.

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Scuba Man
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 01:49:40 PM »

This gave me a sharp kick in the white, liberal, middle-aged ass. Damn. Thanks for posting this complicated tale.

"What can do that to a man?  Lightning... napalm? No, some people just explode [sic]. Natural causes".  Source: Repo Man.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 05:08:23 AM »

This reminded me a lot of contacts I had to recent immigrants, including refugees from wars or political oppression and economic refugees. I've had political refugees confess to me after a year of friendship that they falsified their claims (which has no impact on friendship), but I've also visited Syrian war refugees who know they can't return home for years, even after the war is over. Assad has lists of dissidents and even before the civil war there had been oppression against opposition.

It's a complex topic, and I think the story dealt with it right. Well, the "we don't want you on the moon" metaphor was a bit heavy handed, but the rest was great. I except nothing less from Liu of course.
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