Sand Doom

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 90 reviews)

The problem was as neat a circle as one could ask for; without repair parts, they couldn’t bring in the ship that carried the repair parts! - Summary by Original text (1 hr 55 min)


Section 1 27:16 Read by Mark Nelson
Section 2 22:04 Read by Mark Nelson
Section 3 32:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Section 4 33:11 Read by Mark Nelson


Almost a fable!

(5 stars)

I was skeptical at first, but turned out to be a fantastic story about comparative advantage!

Bravo from Borneo

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the premise of this short story, which was brought to life by Mark Nelson's excellent narration. Sure, this is a story about comparative advantage portrayed in the simplistic manner of the times. However, it is also a story about survival and how people face impending doom. Certainly worth a listen.

I enjoyed it a lot

(5 stars)

a great Tale

Old whites people spreading cultural imperialism

(5 stars)

The story for what it was, was excellent. Very well read. When it was written, it was a feel good story about different races and cultures coming together to survive and triumph over adversity. However, in light of social justice and inclusivity pedagogy, we now realize it is worse than Mein Kampf. Fist, the author is white, and writes from an assumed cultural normativity, that marginalizes BIPOC voices; all the while thinking he is somehow helping his ’indigenous kin'. That is a problem. Cis gendered, old white males, can never articulate anauthentic BIPOC voice. Any white author who has a BIPOC protagonist is necessarily demonstrating white paternalism, and is Raycyst. In order to be inclusive, whites must exclude BIPOCs. Next the whole story is a white male fantasy, whereby technology and gumption triumph over adversity. This is completely wrong. Individuals are are powerless and their destiny is entirely determined by the socioeconomic position they were born in... Yadda Yadda Yaddda