Saturday, November 21, 2015

Songs in the Key of You, by Sarah Pinsker

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In the near future, all the cool High school kids wear "Kurzwailers" on their wrists, which play music that's customized for them alone. Aisha's family is too poor for her to have one, but she does have a gift for creating music. (2,700 words; Time: 09m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFEP

"Songs in the Key of You," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01|15, published on by .

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Pro: Sweet little story that moves directly from Aisha alone and needy to Aisha successful and with friends.

Con: Bryn has no obvious reason to be nice to her, and yet he's the real solution to her problems; she doesn't do much of anything to help herself.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. what a strange premise, even by late 2014 an older smartphone can do all that recording and playing soundbite without any issue at all, perhaps if the story was set in the late 90s it would make a lot more sense for me...

    Also, a whole class playing their soundbite at the same time? sounds like a painful chaos to me, any reasonable school would had ban such device in no time :D