Sunday, December 13, 2015

Einstein's Shadow, by Allen M. Steele

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(Alternate History) A private detective takes a job guarding Albert Einstein as he flees the Nazis on an ocean-liner-sized airplane.  (19,456 words; Time: 1h:04m)

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

"," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01|16, published on by .

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Pro: The story is essentially about Sonny delivering Einstein safely to New York, so it essentially concludes at that point. The side story about Nigel is mildly interesting.

Con: Nigel's role as inter-dimensional cop is rather hard to buy. What would be the point of it, given a multiverse? The story ended up holding no real surprises at all.

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