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Challenge 743

Up the Down Tubes

  1. In Nathan Kamal’s “Mark the Ocelot’s Summer at Camp,” considering the story as a modern fable, what is the moral?

  2. In James Taylor’s “The Catfish King,” does the music cause the audience to devolve into antediluvian prototypes or does it expose them as bottom-feeders? Is the effect comic or tragic?

  3. In Ásgrímur Hartmannsson’s “Boy Meets Necromancer”:

    1. The members of the Lookout Beaver Club recite an anti-creed stating what they don’t believe in. But they must believe in something, even if they say they don’t. Does their creed distinguish them in any way from anarchists?
    2. Whom is the Beaver Club’s robot actually programmed to kill?
  4. In Matthew Harrison’s “Zeno’s Corporation”:

    1. Zeno’s famous paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise discounts which element of the space-time continuum?
    2. Do work projects in Zeno’s Corporation conform to the uncertainty principle concerning position and velocity?

Responses welcome!

date Copyright January 1, 2018 by Bewildering Stories
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