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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Free online fiction (novelette) from tor.com.

Originally published in the Beth Meacham-edited original anthology Terry’s Universe (Tor, 1988), Kim Stanley Robinson’s dystopian SF tale “The Lunatics” has been reprinted several times, most recently in John Joseph Adams’s superb collection of dystopian SF Brave New Worlds (Night Shade, 2011).

Writes Adams in his story intro:

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ebook, 45 pages
Published April 13th 2011 by tor.com (first published 1988)

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Claudia
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very dark story built in crescendo about slavery and freedom. More than the story itself, it is a writing exercise of great virtuosity, one I only encountered in KSR works.
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This short story is about a mining colony on the moon where the workers spend the bulk of their lives toiling in darkness. Folks slowly start disappearing, causing great concern. I really liked the writing and the story felt complete. I do wish it had a bit more depth.
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Imagine a life where you lived in such complete darkness that light was used as a punishment. What a sad, sad story.
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Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his
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