Alex Irvine. Watching the Cow. (Fantasy and Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013)

Chris Piccinetti provides a wonderfully literal cover image to go with this story title. Fortunately the story doesn’t feature beachball-sized floating eyeballs staring at an unbothered bovine. The story looks at the impact that an accidental rewiring of the brains of children whilst playing a computer game has – they lose their sight (or in fact choose so to do) but they are able to communicate on a much broader scale.

It’s an interesting conceit but doesn’t go quite as far as I’d have liked. What with The Midwich Cuckoos and Childhood’s End published around half a century ago, and myself having read them about 30 years ago, I’d have liked just that little more from the story.

One Response to Alex Irvine. Watching the Cow. (Fantasy and Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013)

  1. Glenn B Fleming February 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I like this website. How can I get my novella ‘Arrival’ on it so you all can buy it?!!

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