Renewal

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The droids released a virus via satellite to shut down Earth's critical systems. That crippled us.

Then they began to systematically hunt us down to eradicate us.

A lone man has fled to the mountains, leaving everything he had behind. You have to adapt if you want to survive. More
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Words: 860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458031044
About Christina Sng

Christina Sng is the author of three collections of poetry: The Darkside of Eden (Allegra Press, 2002), Angelflesh (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002), and Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, 2006). Her work has received several Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror as well as a Rhysling Nomination.

Since Y2K, her poems have sold to numerous North American, British, and Australian publications including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aoife’s Kiss, Bare Bone, Black Petals, Blood Rose, Cemetery Poets, ChiZine, Dark Animus, Dreams and Nightmares, Dust Devil, Electric Velocipede, EOTU, The Fifth Di…, Flesh & Blood, Hadrosaur Tales, The Journal, Lunatic Chameleon, The Martian Wave, Mythic Delirium, The Pedestal Magazine, Penumbric, Poe Little Thing, Scared Naked Magazine, Space & Time, Star*Line, Story House, Tales of the Talisman, The Whirligig, Wicked Hollow, and Yellow Bat Review, among many others.

She was Featured Poet in The Edge: Tales of Suspense and Black Petals, and Twilight Tales’ International Author of the Month. In late 2001, she was commissioned by award-winning artist Frank Wu to pen several poems for his work. Some of her collaborators in fiction and poetry include British novelist Mike Philbin, and American poet and journalist Mike Allen.

In 2002, 2003, and 2004, her poems The Marvel of Flight and Crimes of Our Youth, published in Wicked Hollow #1 and #4, The Bone Carver, published in ChiZine, The Art of Weaving, published in Flesh & Blood #14, and Asunder (with Mike Allen), published in Star*Line, received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Annual Editions, respectively. In 2007, her poem Medusa in LA, originally published in Tales of the Talisman, was nominated for a 2006 Rhysling Poetry Award (short poem category).

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Review by: Shen-Li Lee on April 22, 2011 :
A thoroughly entertaining short story that leaves the mind pondering.
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on April 21, 2011 :
Several points in this story bug me, and I don’t mean the virus. I’m sure the day is coming when a hacker or rouge government will manage to kill the entire Internet system. To start with, such a rouge operation with a minimal satellite capability can launch a few hundred musket balls or ball bearings into the geo-synchronous orbit, but in the opposite direction that the usual satellites go, and all satellites in that orbit will be blacked out in a day.
Next, how does the protagonist intend to survive in the mountains after the Government of the Unified Earth had destroyed all the animals? Did he stuff enough food into his pack to last seven years?
In paragraph eight, he states that the droids worked exactly as he had designed. Was he a part of the mass wipeout of human life. And lastly, what does he expect to come out of the mountains to in seven years. Not a place in which I’d like to live.
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Review by: Mark Stewart on April 21, 2011 :
A nicely written short story, expertly put together and an enjoyable read.
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