Sunday, May 22, 2016

Clearance, by Sarah Pinsker

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(Slipstream) A mother tries to find something for her teenage daughter at a beach resort where four different worlds seem to intersect. (3,381 words; Time: 11m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: RHorton:4

"Clearance," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 06|16, published on by .

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Pro: The mother's attempts to find something to please her daughter feel very real and even heartbreaking. The multi-worlds-commercially-exploited concept is interesting.

Con: There's not an actual story here, and almost nothing is done with the concept.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I suppose if you ignored the quadruple beach thingy and the lifeguard pigeon robots you wouldn't even know it was sci-fi