Peter M. Ball. On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War-Machines of the Merfolk. (Year’s Best SF 15)

Originally on : Strange Horizons (and, by golly, still online – click here to read it)

The invasion of Copenhagen from sea of enormous mechanical war machines is viewed from a slightly detached perspective by a couple who have found each other on the internet, and are trying to find something in a hotel room to draw them together. The invasion flounders, as does their relationship, and in this world of instant communication, and a world wide web of all things being possible, a distance between people, and between people and events is apparent.

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