Sunday, February 26, 2012

E Lily Yu's "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" (short story, colonization, free): Wasps colonize bees!

Interesting colonization story - wasps are colonists & bees are natives whose territory they're colonizing. But resolution is by invoking deus ex machina, & that spoiled the ending for me: colonists are removed from the scene by a higher power, & rebels are killed by weather!

Fact sheet.

First published: Clarkesworld, April 2011.
Download full text/audio from publisher's site.
Rating: B.
Nominated for Nebula Award 2011 in short story category.