Saturday, February 11, 2012
Nothing Ever Happens in Rock City, by Jack McDevitt
I read a story like Nothing Ever Happens in Rock City, and it makes me wonder if I just don't like short stories. This one was nominated for a Nebula in 2002. And it's not a bad story. It's just not much of anything. Not-too-bright liquor store owner hears about the discovery of aliens, and barely notices. OK, whatever. I don't mind having read it, but I would not have gone out of my way for it. Two stars because it isn't offensive or incompetent, but sometimes they work pretty hard to fill a category.