Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ambiguity Machines: An Examination, by Vandana Singh, April 29, 2015; 7,872 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

Three different accounts of (modern day) human encounters with "ambiguity machines" are presented, each one a story in itself.

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Pro: Each of the three stories is beautifully written, and each of the different "machines" is imaginative and interesting. The first machine makes the rest of the world immaterial. The second is a time machine, and the third is a mind-meld machine. All three change the user forever.

Con: There's not a single line of dialogue in the whole thing. The framing story about an exam is very flimsy.

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