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The bombs have fallen, and the world as we know it has ended. In her final days, one robotics engineer works to ensure that life will go on, constructing the creatures that will inherit the earth. New times are coming. The future echoes with the rattle of metal claws. A short story. (Goodreads)
Just the synopsis and title grabbed me, then when I saw it’s a short with only nine pages and that it had gotten a great review, I had to read it for myself.
Let me first state the obvious, it’s a super fast read! But, wow the author really got this short story right. The ideas, thoughts and “Animal Planet” descriptions were perfectly balanced. It takes a lot of skill to make a story this compact feel complete and the author did that.
I highly recommend this short story for anyone that enjoys well written, sci-fi with interesting questions that make you think about how things could be. I will definitely be checking out some of the other stories Pat Murphy has written