Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Man from X, by Gregor Hartmann

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(Far-Future SF; Franden) Franden wants to be a writer, but he's hoping to immigrate to a less populous, less competitive world. If he can just fool immigration into believing he's really an artist. (2,194 words; Time: 07m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"The Man from X," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 01-02|15, published on by .

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Pro: Franden gets caught, but the kindly immigration officer gives him sound advice, and he takes it. We're amused to learn that he gets this all the time.

Con: Franden isn't much of a hero, and we don't learn enough about the officer either.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. an ok average story, the new planet must be that desperate for labor that they will let any lying 'unskilled' immigrant just waltzed-in with no penalty for falsifying documents at all :)