Monday, March 14, 2016

Meltwater, by Benjamin C. Kinney

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(Far Future SF) Far, far in the future, Percel still loves Emlune, despite all the ages that have passed and all the changes. Or at least one copy does. (2,195 words; Time: 07m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Niall Harrison), appeared in issue 03/14/16, published on .

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Pro: The story opens with Percel's dilemma: a painful love. Ageless, timeless, but still painful. It's resolved by this copy essentially destroying itself and taking the only full copy of the feelings with it.

Con: This seemed like a lot more trouble that Percel needed. You'd think she'd have edited the memories thousands of years ago.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Raises some interesting thoughts about how much someone can compromise for someone else and still be their own person. For all that it's a story about an enduring love, it's pretty cold and analytical.