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The Exterminator's Want Ad by Bruce Sterling
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Red Glove by Holly Black
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
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Restoring Harmony by Joëlle Anthony
Robopocalypse (audio) by Daniel H. Wilson
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
Shadow by Suzy Lee
Spectra by Joanne Elder
Tall Blondes by Lynn Sherr
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The Wrong House by Stephen Jacobs

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Comments for The Exterminator's Want Ad

The Exterminator's Want Ad: 03/07/12

FSF"The Exterminator's Want Ad" by Bruce Sterling was first published (and still is) online at Shareable. It was the republished in the November / December 2010 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

The main character is an exterminator in the near future. The economy has crashed and the environment has gotten so muggy that Florida sized bugs thrive pretty much everywhere.

As the man works, he explains how he got to where he is. His story includes his life before the climate change, the revolution and his thoughts on the whole mess. Let's just say he's not a sympathetic character but he's an interesting one.

The story is especially interesting to me in light of the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that are springing up everywhere. Something similar (but more effective) is described in this short story.

Read it online

Four stars.

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