Indigo Puree


Tell us what you thought about the October 2012 issue!

Moderator: Editors

User avatar

Critic

Posts: 198

Joined: October 13, 2011, 08:33:33 AM

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK

Post October 30, 2012, 09:47:22 AM

Indigo Puree

Indego Puree by Connley (Lee) Landers

An interesting take on the No Sex Allowed future dystopia. I liked the character development and the description of the environment quickly evoked a staid, gray and bland world. I thought the idea that books were turned into nutrient to feed a starving population was very clever.

It was interesting to see that although the Bon initially seemed shocked, horrified by Sonja's wishes, the realisation that they were both rebels in there own way seemed to bring him around to her point of view.

However, I thought the ending was quite rushed. I expected more, wanted more and therefore, although it concluded logically enough, I was disappointed.
Doggerel is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value.
User avatar

Editor Emeritus

Posts: 2379

Joined: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post October 30, 2012, 10:15:52 AM

Re: Indigo Puree

Could be the author knew the broad outlines of where he wanted things to go -- i.e., their act of rebellion leads to a world with at least some of the color (literal and figurative) restored -- but didn't want to drag it out. (Could have been worse. Could have ended with "And they lived happily ever after" or "but it was all a dream".)
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London (1876-1916)
User avatar

Long Fiction Editor

Posts: 2662

Joined: January 11, 2010, 12:03:56 AM

Location: by the time you read this, I'll be somewhere else

Post November 12, 2012, 02:16:13 AM

Re: Indigo Puree

Seems to me the people of that future world might have thought of birth control . . . the society was obviously pretty clamped-down as it was, and the Chinese managed it just fine -- too good, as a matter of fact; the One-child-per-family rule is purportedly hurting China's economy (or something), and it hasn't even been in effect very long.

I guess the story proves that people -- some of them, at least -- just won't be happy living in the kind of conditions depicted.
I was raised by humans. What's your excuse?

Return to October 2012

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.