Monday, November 27, 2017

Reader's Diary #1672- Karen Ovér: Lazlo and Laroux

This is a pre-scheduled post to appear while I am on vacation in Curacao. 

A few week's back our premier made headlines by calling out the Prime Minister on the off-shore drilling ban in the Arctic. It's a complicated issue for sure and I'm sympathetic to both sides. On the one hand, people still need fossil fuels and people still need jobs. On the other, the environment is a mess and perhaps it will take bans and other extreme measures to push technological solutions.

Karen Ovér's "Lazlo and Laroux" is set in a post-apocalyptic world where fossil fuels have nearly been used up. The remaining have been taken by a select few who have walled themselves off from the rest of the world. And there are dragons.

It's an odd element to be sure, but keeps the story engaging. I'd have to read a few more times, however, before deciding that they serve a purpose beyond getting the story published on a sci-fi site.

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