Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ken MacLeod's "A Tulip for Lucretius" (novelette, free): Rebellion of the downtrodden

A colony on Mars - mostly normal humans, plus some enhanced humans engineered by some combination of mind upload & possibly genetic tweaking. Only the normals are citizens; supers are slaves. Revolution of slaves only needs a leader, which they will get in the story.

Has some incomprehensible jargon. Later half - after the hero arrives in the colony - is more interesting than early parts.

Fact sheet.

First published: Subterranean Online, Spring 2009.
Rating: B.
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Related: Stories of Ken MacLeod; Fiction set on Mars or its moons.