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Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  22 reviews
In a possible far future animals have taken over and democratized the world where humans once ruled. Tim, a lonely slime mold, is worried about his human pet Mimi and her recent animal urges. He only wants her to be happy, but he doesn’t know how to keep her from sneaking out and cavorting with the human pet next door or any number of feral humans in the neighborhood. But ...more
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Published 2013 by Tor Books
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karen


Tim was a slime mold, and he worked at Wal-Mart.

2.5 rounded up. review to come

read it for yourself here:

http://www.tor.com/2013/06/12/porn-a-...
Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance]
This story makes me so very happy. I love stories that offer up a fresh perspective on the world, a glimpse of the world through someone else's eyes. You don't normally envision slime-molds as having eyes, but apparently evolution takes care of that in the far-distant future.


In fact, evolution changes a great many things, including the position of humans in the food chain. Oh, and also the abolition of said food chain.
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The animals, and other biological entities, have taken over the
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Shara
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fascinating but weird little story, and I had to laugh at one commenter who said it wasn't original. Because clearly, stories featuring sentient slime-molds and their pet humans are the trend, right? It's pretty original, with some fascinating looks at pet ownership among other things, with a slight predictable twist that didn't bother me because the story itself is so rich in world-building. Worth reading, which you can find for free on Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/06/po...

Don't let
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Adam
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Micaela Morrissette's story in The Weird was not just one of the best stories of the volume but a truly exceptional piece of writing. It seems the Porn and Revolution is the only thing she's published outside of a few short stories, so I picked it up right away. And if you're thinking about it too, you should definitely go for it. It's $0.99 on Amazon and takes under an hour to read, and it's more than worth it. This book is an utter delight. Seriously, just go read it. It's brilliant, funny, ...more
Golnoush
Sep 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
A bad example of the weird fiction genre, failing at expanding the ideas and the weird world the story was set in.
Ylenia
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
"We may talk about humans as if they're animals like the rest of us, but if we're honest we have to admit that they're a completely different organism. We bring them into our homes and treat them as if they're domesticated, but they're an uncivilized species and always will be."


This is free, read it here


It started out as a really interesting thing but then it got weirder and weirder and weirder. And weirder.
K
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
ok work
Maegrauko
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: tor-com
I liked it a lot but the ending was uncomfortable
Arden
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When everything can be accomplished with the just touch of a button, or a couple of strokes on a keyboard, what's left for humanity? What direction is left for us to grow? Trapped by our own ingenuity, are we stuck standing still?

Morissette, painting a world where humans have long been surpassed by a new upper echelon of sentient creatures, might have us think so. We're left to question if we can still call ourselves gods of the animal kingdom, or if we have become nothing but statues.
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Yonnette Jo
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tor
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Amanda
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, fbnlt, free
Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom is for people who...

...are not scared off by the title of "Porn & Revolution"
...like when books flip reality on you; humans as pets whaaat?
...love a little revolution
...or sex (feral, dirty sex)
...have ever wondered about animals and their devious plans
...enjoy stories that are just a little odd

Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom was a free story I read on Tor.com on September 9, 2013 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge. I read
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Nerine Dorman
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What is not to love about this story? I started scanning the opening paragraph and the next thing I knew, a very enjoyable hour had passed and I'd varied between almost squicking in communicability and laughing out loud. Certainly not a new concept--where humans are now considered "pets" but this story certainly highlights our attitudes in a light-hearted yet somehow poignant way. Exquisite, beautiful prose. I'm certainly adding Morrissette to my TBR list.
Kelly
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Weird, in a good way, and very imaginative. Evolution will never look the same again, will it?

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom was a free online read on the Tor.com website on 06/15/13.
Deckard Ra
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An evolutionary tale. Sexual content within.
Stacey
Loved the twist.
Danielle T
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Interesting ideas, for sure, and what a twist ending. Slightly discomforting, but that's what good sci-fi does, right?
Tony
Oct 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Interesting read. Can't say I liked it or disliked it. There were parts of the story that really made one think but others were difficult to read. Interesting read.
Karyn Kar Mun (Thy Evil Queen)
This is NOT a porn novella, and that's all I'm saying. I HAVE PROOF. This story is available for free reading on Tor.com
Amy
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Highly original story of a sentient slime mold and his pet human.
Neenee
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-2014
Interesting. Quite odd.
Mollie
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this novelette on the Tor.com site and absolutely loved it. The ending was fantastic and the story was so well written. The title definitely caught my eye and the text did not disappoint.
Kimikimi
Jun 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tor-com
Another Tor.com short story

Trigger warning for violent sex and inter-species rape.

Ugh. That is all.
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