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‘The Snowball Effect’ by Katherine McLean

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This is perhaps a satire on the hard sciences or perhaps a satire on the soft sciences. Either way, its characters are so thin and its view of human nature is so ludicrously deterministic that it is indistinguishable from any other hard SF story.

Quality: *
Hardness: ***

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Written by Martin

4 February 2011 at 07:42

Posted in sf, short stories

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