Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

‘Fungi’ by Ardath Mayhar

with 2 comments

First contact where both species misunderstand the other with hilarious consequences. This could have been published any time in the last 80 years.

Quality: *
Shiftiness: *

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Written by Martin

29 May 2009 at 10:56

Posted in sf, short stories

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  1. I must admit I’ve been enjoying your reviews of the stories in Red Shift. You almost make me want to read the anthology to see if it’s really that bad. But only “almost”.

    Ian Sales

    29 May 2009 at 11:01

  2. The thing is I wouldn’t even say it was particularly bad as original SF anthologies go. (Admittedly this is a bit of a case of damning with faint praise.) No, the real problem is Sarrantonio sets himself such a lofty goal and within this context it is hard not to judge it harshly.

    Martin

    29 May 2009 at 11:13


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