Mika Model

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Mika Model


A very upsetting story. But then, I am male.

The story of an alluring "female" android has been told many many times - but Paolo kicks you right in the gut with this one. You know it's coming, he telegraphs all of his moves well ahead - but he still catches you off-guard and takes your breathe away.

Paolo Bacigalupi is a national treasure (are Canadians allowed to say that about an American author?). If you want more, check out Pump Six and Other Stories, his other great stories in the annual Dozois collections, and his astounding novel The Windup Girl.

My rating system starts with a rating of one star for a story/novel that I ranked "C -". Ratings move up 1/2 star with each step, up to 5 stars (equivalent to a ranking of A+). I reserve 1/2 star for works rated D and lower.