Saturday, July 23, 2016

President John F. Kennedy, Astronaut, by Sandra McDonald

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(Alternate Reality) Old man Rendezvous tells outrageous stories about Jack Kennedy, and he's hunting an artifact in the drowned ruins of Cape Canaveral. (12,834 words; Time: 42m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4 RHorton:4 Readers

"," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 08|16, published on by .

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Pro: Rendezvous is hysterical, and his character is delightfully consistent. We're actually happy that his crazy story ends up having some truth in it.

Pera is an equally compelling character, and it's pleasant that she ends up believing in Rendezvous--once he's earned it.

Con: The whole John Kennedy angle is very silly, and the alternate reality bit adds nothing to the story.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. 3 1/2 stars from me.

    I really liked this story. I thought it was an entertaining read.

    The ending was rather coincidental, but I did not think it was silly.

    I do like alternate history stories.