Friday, June 6, 2008

Frank Roger's "Incomplete Information" (flash fiction, non-genre, free)

A massive earthquake has destroyed San Fransisco, & sea has claimed much land around the US west coast. Frederick Dubarry had hired Oswald's hot-air balloon services at the eleventh hour; they lifted off just before the quake hit. Now the place below is all sea & no land in sight, & balloon is short on gas - they're both doomed.

Punchline is in a humorous vein, but I found the humor thin.

Fact sheet.

First published: Antipodean SF, #120 (May/June 2008).
Rating: B
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