Everything Is Nice

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

‘Summer Ice’ by Holly Phillips

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In contrast to the other stories in the anthology, this is not about changing the world but rather adapting to it. It is a lovely story, slightly too gentle for my tastes, in which both Phillips’s protagonist and humanity itself reconcile their nature and achieve a state of grace.

Near-future? Yes.
Optimistic? Yes.
Readable? Yes.
Good? Yes.

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Written by Martin

3 September 2011 at 13:13

Posted in sf, short stories

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