Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Review: Pluto Tells All

Life is always good when I run across yet another free story. Subterranean Magazine Online is a webzine which is available for viewing for free on their website. Good deal that, huh?

Anyways, in the latest issue released, John Scalzi has a fun little tale for us all, entitled Pluto Tells All. His blog describes it as a story "in which our most famous dwarf planet gets candid about life, the universe and everything, in the style of Esquire magazine's "What I've Learned" articles" (source for that quote).

And that's basically what the entire story is, a short little series of bullets answering supposed questions framed by Mr. Scalzi towards the little planet Pluto.

And sorry folks, I'm old and ornery so Pluto's still a planet to me.

But back on topic, there's not a whole lot of plot or settings here, as it's just a quick little interview style story. Likewise the only character really is Pluto itself.

But that said, there's quite a few humorous spots in this small story (it's less than 2000 words, so it's a small story).

Overall, it's a great, fun (yet short) read that pokes a lot of fun at the IAU's decision to demote Pluto from being a planet to being a drawf planet. It took only a few minutes to read (maybe 20 or so) so I highly recommend it if you've got a bit of time to kill. Heck, even if you don't have any extra time, I still recommend it.

I give it a 3.5 out of 4.

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