Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Early Warning, by Martin L. Shoemaker

(Time Travel) Art's twenty-years-future self returns to warn the graduate student that he's about to ruin his life. (3,297 words)

Rating: 4, Recommended

"Early Warning," by appeared in the April 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Facts, published , by .

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

Pro: The ending is a big surprise, and yet young Art's intense focus on the science foreshadows it. He never asks about Gwen; only about equations. And although we feel sorry for Gwen, we also feel relieved for her. Nicely done.

Con: By the end of the story, we really despise the protagonist and hope he ends up miserable after all.

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