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Author Topic: Pseudopod 031: Last Respects  (Read 12021 times)


  • Sir Postsalot
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Reply #25 on: September 17, 2009, 11:15:39 PM


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Reply #26 on: August 17, 2010, 09:23:23 PM
This one gets a lukewarm response from me.  Not because I disliked it, but because I just couldn't find anything in it to like.  The story itself, stripped of its fantastic elements, was not terribly interesting or well rendered.  Certainly grief over a dead spouse has been the subject of a thousand stories before.  Thus, this story relied mainly on its fantastic elements - elements which I just couldn't be impressed with.  The whole "go see the livestock" schtick only for the livestock to turn out to be... people! is an old hat (cf. Soylent Green, "To Serve Man," "The Rats in the Walls" et al).  These days, it has to be done very, very originally to work or it just feels gimicky.
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