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‘giANTS’ by Edward Bryant

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Remember that giant guinea pig story? This is the giant ant story. The thing is though, this story actually cares about niceties like square-cube law which makes a further mockery of the earlier inclusion of Breuer’s nonsense story. Bryant’s realism is welcome but the old male scientist and the young female reporter dynamic of the story is tired.

I didn’t actually understand the final sentence of the story at all though. It doesn’t really effect the overall story but if anyone out there has read it, I would be grateful for any enlightenment.

Quality: ***
Hardness: ****

By the way, that is a rotten title. I’m surprised he didn’t go the whole hog and call it ‘GiANTS’ by Edward BryANT.

Written by Martin

22 July 2010 at 11:11

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