Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kim Stanley Robinson - short story review
Out Town was a creepy little story that ended with a glimmer of hope.
The art scene is very different in this particular future. Sculpting has changed completely; instead of using clay, or stone, or wood artists are now using humans, grown in vats, and then taught a skill, such as dance.
The artist then "freezes" the subject in a force field and puts it on display.
This stirs up all kinds of ethical subjects and the story is chilling because the attitudes of the characters is opposite to ours today.
I believe that if we could grow humans they would quickly have rights.
It's a very effective story and I won't spoil it for you by telling you any more. It will stay with you as any great story will.
You can read it HERE
The author's website is HERE
The eZine this story was published in is HERE
PS - I've subscribed to this magazine.