Ken MacLeod. The Vorkuta Event. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29th Annual Collection)

Originally in : Postscripts 24/25

A story originally written for a Cthulhuian/Singularity anthology ‘The Cthulhuian Singularity’, a themed anthology inspired by Charles Stross’ story ‘A Colder War’ from a decade or more back, a story which I gave the near-ultimate ‘lavatory status’ (click here for more details)

This story is well-written, in an academic style, a post-war/Cold War setting (with an nod to Kim Philby) in which a student has related to him a story of Quatermassian horrors that foretell a far future conflict. With the arrogance of youth, the student dismisses the story, and sets out on a career that will fulfill that future.

One Response to Ken MacLeod. The Vorkuta Event. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29th Annual Collection)

  1. William Preston December 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    “Lavatory status.” Nice. Such a story is, thus, “enthroned.”

    Bill

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