Monday, January 18, 2016

The Perfect Bracket, by Howard V. Hendrix and Art Holcomb

(SF) Against impossible odds, John Peoples successfully picked a perfect NCAA bracket, winning the billion-dollar prize. But Richard Mann is determined to prove he cheated. (5,498 words)

Rating: 2, Not recommended

"The Perfect Bracket," by appeared in the March 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Facts, published , by .

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

Pro: Bringing the drunken losers instead of the police was a neat touch.

Con: People's keeps talking and talking and talking to Mann, long past the point he should have just shot him. Keeps explaining his plans--like the villain in a B movie. It's impossible to believe.

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