Kara Dalkey. The Philosopher Duck. (Asimovs June 2014)

asimovs1406A story from a writer new to me and new to Asimovs, although she’s been writing for 30 years and has over a dozen novels to her name.

This is a short, simple tale – it looks at how some space technology could be used to help those in the Philippines for whom global warming has left them very exposed to the more damaging tropical cyclones. A young family use the technology to avoid the destruction that is bearing down on their coastal hut, with a duck who joins them enabling them to be philosophical about matters.

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