Everything Is Nice

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

‘Sustainable Development’ by Paula R Stiles

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This is a ridiculously short little story that signals its blunt lack of sophistication with its title. Basically, an African village gets some robots which means the women are no longer confined to a life of domestic drudgery. That’s it. There is no story here; in fact, the introduction from de Vries is almost as long and says just as much as the story itself.

Near-future? Yes.
Optimistic? Yes.
Readable? Yes.
Good? No.

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Written by Martin

4 September 2011 at 14:53

Posted in sf, short stories

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