Saturday, August 29, 2015

It Was Educational, by J.B. Park

Clarkesworld Magazine, August 2015; 2,290 words
Rating: 3, ordinary, good story

A game tester in a future China evaulates an extremely realistic, totally immersive video game. Bloody as it is, the fact that it's based on historical events means it's marketed as "educational."

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Well-written, plausible, solid SF element. Biggest problem is that he doesn't do much with it. It's really just "a day in the life" story. The narrator's life isn't changed, and nothing actually happens in the real world.

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