Monday, June 1, 2015

How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War, by Rose Lemberg

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Veteran living in a future San Francisco suffers from PTSD despite the memory-wipe treatment given by the military. (2,800 words; Time: 09m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

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"How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 61, published on .

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The story absorbs you into the narrator's world and makes its horrors seem very real. The juxtaposition of the joyful people the narrator sees with the violence and explosions that haunt him/her makes the narrator's aberrant behavior understandable.

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