Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Tell, by David Brin

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft, 2015; ~11,600 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended  Recommended By:    SFEP

The narrator is a magician who helps debunk con men, but he gets involved in serious, high-tech efforts to uncover the truth and predict the future.

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The author has chosen to use this as a vehicle to voice his political opinions, rather than to tell a story. There is some amount of action but no actual plot, and 70% or more of the text is infodumps outlining a manifesto. Even if one agrees with most of the manifesto, it makes for a tedious read.

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