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  • ebook
  • The Myth of Rain
  • Seanan McGuire
  • English
  • 13 March 2017

About the Author: Seanan McGuire

www.miragrant.com , author of Feed and Deadline.Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid back about rattlesnakes I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice Siamese and Maine Coon.I do not check this inbox Please don t send me messages through Goodreads they won t be answered I don t want to have to delete this account.

10 thoughts on “The Myth of Rain

  1. says:

    This short story addresses climate change and the extinction of so many animals and plants we ve seen already and are seeing now.A few environmentalists are gathering what they can find to put into arks The DNA as well as the live specimen are being taken because mankind has given up on trying to preserve anything and instead moves to use what precious little land hasn t become hostile thanks to climate change yet.Thus, there is no rain in California any, no snow, people have had to relocate hundreds and thousands of miles no mention of food and water supplies but it can t be good.It is a cautionary tale about what we have done and are still doing to the planet, how shutting our eyes will not make the problem go away, why some people can t just let it go but are fighting til their dying breath.There is one point in particular in this tale that I disagree with while rich people and mostly coporations and developers are the ones with influence thanks to their wealth, influencing politicians and therefore laws, poor er people are NOT innocent in what is happening.How many prefer to use plastic plates and cups and forks knives so they don t have to wash up later How many stand under the shower for up to 30 minutes How many drink through plastic straws for no reason How many STILL use plastic bags instead of always carrying cotton ones How many don t use thermos cups but the paper ones when getting a coffee How many keep the lights on in all rooms at home, even if they are sitting in only one How many don t invest money in electronics in order to ensure they are recycable and have a better energy efficiency and we re talking about amounts that they could invest if they chose to How many choose comfort over doing what is better for the environment How many aren t even interested in what s out there, in the natural world, and are also so not passionate about preserving anything Consumer s desires can shape what companies are able to sell Money has precious little to do with it, the poor er masses through their sheer numbers can do just as much damage There are so many things every individual can do and even things governments and industries have or should have to do We are indeed already past the point where we can save the natural world But we could at least save some of it still The longer we wait, the longer we refuse to wake up and face the truth, the longer we re too lazy and too greedy or stingy, the less we can save And no, it won t be all that bad in my lifetime or yours though it has already begun and is not actually pleasant , but it will be in our children s already and our grandchildren s generation is truly fucked and I cannot even wrap my mind around people not caring about that because they will be dead by then.It seems the author is not only aware of it, but highly frustrated and incredibly sad and out of her resignation, this story was born It s not her best writing, but it s an important topic and she addressed is nicely.You can read the story here

  2. says:

    I m not sure if I rate this so low because I dislike it so much or just because I know from experience that McGuire can do so much better In any case, having read another of her stories just today that also revolves interestingly and creatively about environmental collapse Each to Each , this was too exposition heavy, too heavy handed, too preachy, not enough STORY, and just not all that interesting.

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    skimmed 7 11 19

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    originally posted at McGuire is better know to my under her pseudonym Mira Grant, with which she wrote some very creepy horror books A while ago I read a short story in the Dead Man s Hand anthology about wasps which was part of her InCryptid stories It was different that what I read in the Mira Grant books, in a very good way Now when I came across The Myth of Rain I readily jumped the occasion to read it and once again I am amazed The story of The Myth of Rain picked up in a way that it readily piques your interstest It begins with the story of a female spotted owl and how their cry is different Now from this first sentence the story could go any which way A documentary of sort Like Marie Brennan s A Natural History of Dragons Soon you are introduced to Julie, who is on the look out of owls, observing them and capturing them For a reason, because at the end of the capture she mentions that monsters are coming to the woods Soon after this confrontation there is a nice breakdown of the current setting Not everything is as pretty as it once was The world hasn t exactly moved on, but the greenhouse effect has gotten worse and worse and the climates have changed, for the worse The rich have tried to move to different places but it all boils down to the same thing, when there was the chance to do something about the climate change nothing was down and now it is all to late The area in which Julie is acting is the Pacific Northwest, currently the only place on Earth left to live a decent life Julie and her fellow friends are activist who are trying to preserve the last bit of wild life for Ark s, yes with these Ark s you know it is a serious business I really liked the depth that Seanan McGuire put into this story It s not a story solely about climate change, but also about the Julie, she gets quite an indepth background how she grew up and what her reasons are this gave a nice emotional touch to the story that makes every element of the post apocalyptic world insofar you can call the here proposed devestating effects of climate change apocalyptic sound that much stronger The ending of the story shows that somethings are meant to stay free and the last sentence really caught me once again Maybe someday, our children would see owls in the world again I think if you would extrapolate it to our current situation, our climate has changed in the last few years hotter summers, harsher winters and It does make you wonder are we going in this direction A wonderful story, don t miss it You can read it in Lightspeed Magazine following this link

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    Powerful and growing better by the paragraphAt first I thought oh no, another climate change story which for me would be preaching to the choir , and it was However the story grew and became the kind of emotional powerful story I have now come to expect from Uncanny Magazine Something that punch you in the gut by the end of it The story jumps between flashbacks and the present where the main character is tracking through the forest trying to preserve animals The tone is very pessimistic but at the same time the protagonist persists which I liked.

  6. says:

    Too much sermon, no world or characters I loved Not what I expect from McGuire s short stories, at all Available free online from Lightspeed.

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