Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Preserve Her Memory, by Bao Shu (translated by Ken Liu)

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A famous actress in a future megalopolis appears to commit suicide, and the police investigate, looking for clues in the memories of her last few dozen seconds. (3,803 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

"," by (translated by Ken Liu, edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 108, published on .

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The twist at the end was unexpected. The idea of the story is pretty good.

The story is mostly narration prone to editorializing and heavy with infodumps. The dialogue suffers from continual as-you-know-Bob syndrome. These are problems in every paragraph--not just occasional ones.

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