Proof That a Good Writer Can Make Anything Work

Imagine a world where our every move is controlled by an army of microscopic sentient organisms. Now imagine if those organisms were in fact yogurt. That is the premise of John Scalzi’s latest clever and oddly engaging short story. “When the Yogurt Took Over.”

When the yogurt took over, we all made the same jokes – “Finally, our rulers will have culture,” “Our society has curdled,” “Our government is now the cream of the crop,” and so on. But when we weren’t laughing about the absurdity of it all, we looked into each others’ eyes with the same unasked question – how did we ever get to the point where we were, in fact, ruled by a dairy product?

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