Sunday, March 12, 2017
Things With Beards, by Sam J. Miller
Continuing the Nebula Awards Short Story reviews: Things With Beards is a good strong entry. The Things in the title is a reference to the movie The Thing, based on the John W. Campbell story Who Goes There? It's basically a followup to the story, with MacReady and Childs surviving but having carried the Thing out with them. Figuring out the tie-in is fun, but we also get a message with MacReady becoming involved in violent activism as the AIDS epidemic gets under way. Pretty interesting, I give it a strong 3 stars.