Monday, July 13, 2009

Paolo Bacigalupi's "Pump Six" (novelette, dystopia, free)

What if the people began becoming dumber, more of them every generation?

Story is told from the perspective of Travis Alvarez, a technical man responsible for running that sewage treatment plants of the New York City. He's among the very few smart people left, a bit over 100 years from now.

We aren't told what happened to bring in this calamity.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "Year's Best SF 14" (2009).

Fact sheet.

First published: Paolo Bacigalupi's "Pump Six and Other Stories" (2008).
Rating: B.
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