Karl Bunker. The Woman from the Ocean. (Asimovs July 2014)

asimovs201407A story with a simple point to make – if we could remove humanity’s obsession with ‘us’ and ‘them’, would the world be a better place?

A small village settlement (community is no longer recognised) is visited by a woman from far far away (in time), who is able to use her knowledge of what has happened to the human race, to focus the reader’s attention on the issue.

It catches a feeling nicely, but could perhaps have done with been a little subtler in terms of teasing out and revealing the issues.

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