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Asymmetrical Warfare – S.R. Algernon ****

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Asymmetrical Warfare
Asymmetrical Warfare by S.R. Algernon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Extremely short, but clever and interesting story. As with all of the journal Nature’s fiction offerings, it has a focus on a scientific ‘what-if.’ Here, that question is: “What if Earth was invaded by aliens whose biology was more similar to that of starfish than that of homo sapiens?”

The answers – and the misconceptions that they end up acting from – are horrifying, amusing, and all-too-logical.

It’s also nice to see an alien invasion story from the point of view of the aliens.

The story is available online, here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/…

Read due to this being a Hugo nominee.

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