Sunday, July 24, 2016

KIT: Some Assembly Required, by Kathe Koja and Carter Scholz

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(SF AI) Christopher Marlowe thinks he's been reincarnated as a 21st Century AI. (4,731 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: GDozois:5

"KIT: Some Assembly Required," by and (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 08|16, published on by .

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

Pro: If you're a Marlowe fan, there's lots and lots of references to his life and times.

Con: It just goes on, and on, and on. At the end, we never find out if he was a real soul or just software. In fact, right up to the last few paragraphs, no one is the story is really trying to accomplish anything. Events just happen (or are recollected).

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  1. Now online in Clarkesworld 139, Apr 2018: