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Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #77

Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #77

Vol 15/No.4

December 2019

Story and Author

Tags/Hub Areas

Therapeutic Tags

Personal Rating

The World’s a Junkheap and We’re All Visitors Here by Alexander Nachaj

Robots, spare parts, junkyard world, protection mafia, robot games, ‘a fistful of dollars’, C-3PO

Defiance, overcoming oppression, self determination, whimsy

****

Local Girl by Roger Topp

The city, post apocalypse, survivors, new language

Survival

**

The Bad Luck Local by Janna Layton

Global warming, rising sea levels, man-made islands, extinct species, dodos, cloning, crime caper story, LGBTIQ

Escapism, crime pays

***

The Godhunter by Evan Kennedy

Gods, religion, transmortal, addiction, deicide

Self worth, liberation, apostasy, belief, faith

****1/2

Outsourced by Geoff Hart

Santa as demigod, elves, offshoring, production lines, labour/management relations, capitalism, automation, socialism, fantasy

Whimsy, co-operation, diplomacy, obligation, cultural sensitivity, economic critique

***

Message Failed To Send by Lenora Cole (poem)

Interstellar communication, transport hazards, disasters, Titanic, business rationalisation

Empathy, economic critique

***1/2

Island Nights by Scott Hoffman

Colonialism, gilligan’s island, drug addiction, witch, precognition

Defiance, revenge, justice

***1/2

The Caregiver by Kim Whysall-Hammond

Space colony, robots, colony collapse, rescue mission, robot as mother, allergen pathologies

Self sacrifice, survival, empathy, humanity, parental love, motherhood

*****

The Stranger In the Tower by Jonathan Edelstein

Crumbling cities, arcology, myth, exobiology, anthropology, Ursula Le Guin, coming of age

Compassion, exo-species empathy, courage, respect, climate awareness

*****

The Blargulon 7 Information Kiosk by Rose West

Space tourism, Douglas Adams, global warming, galactic refugees, exobiology, exo customs, immigration, communication, insects

Humour, satire, assimilation, empathy, identification

*****

The Slow Action Protest by Robert N Stephenson

Media manipulation and influence, robots, robot rights, Rupert Murdoch, totalitarian society, population control

Humour, media awareness, protest, bureacracy

***1/2

What’s Left When Everything Else Is Gone by Andrew Grenfell

End of the world, exodus, extinction, entrance requirements

Sibling love, requiem, mourning

***