Saturday, November 21, 2015

How To Walk Through Historic Graveyards in the Post-Digital Age, by Fran Wilde

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April/May 2015; ~6,500 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story  Recommended By: io9

After a grave injury reporting on a future US war, Eleanor's eyes were replaced with advanced prosthetics--but now she seems to be seeing ghosts.

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

Pro: Nice twist that the ghosts (Tallulah at least) actually want to be captured.

Con: Memory is in the brain, not the eyes, so the references to taking sensitive information from her eyes really makes no sense. Likewise it makes no sense why they'd modify her new eyes to keep her from reading or even seeing certain things. It's bad that a lot of the conflict comes from Eleanor keeping things to herself for no apparent reason. 

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