Friday, September 07, 2007

Escape Pod 122

This weeks Escape Pod story was Transcendence Express by Jetse de Vries. This story had some interesting ideas and a hot, brilliant leading woman. Maybe a little too hot. She reminded me of a Heinlein hero-ess. The BIKO computers were interesting, but I kept wondering where the interfaces would come from. The idea of a computer made out of everyday chemicals is cool, but the details were fuzzy. Way fuzzy.

In terms of the story, I enjoyed it, but it was very light on conflict. Neat people, thought provoking ideas, but it felt more like a vignette than a story, mainly due to this lack of adversaries or complications.
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