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

‘The Scuttling or, Down By The Sea’ by William Sanders

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Sanders is best known these days as the raddled bigot behind the now defunct Helix. Once upon a time he was a writer though. Ironically, the protagonist of ‘The Scuttling’ is a racist prick who hires some Native Americans to Pied Piper his infestation of cockroaches into the sea. He doesn’t pay them so they Pied Piper him into the sea. Yawn.

Quality: *
Wit: *

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Written by Martin

2 December 2009 at 11:51

Posted in sf, short stories

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  1. Does an actual boat sink? Because to juxtapose “scuttle” and “sea” without sinking any actual boats seems to me at the very least an infelicitous choice of words.

    David Moles

    3 December 2009 at 15:30

  2. No, there are no boats. I will let Sanders off this because a) the cockroaches do scuttle and b) the protagonist metaphorically scuttles himself. It is lame that he appends “or, Down By The Sea” to the title though.

    Martin

    3 December 2009 at 18:24


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