Saturday, August 20, 2016

Revenge of the Invisible Man, by Robert R. Chase

(SF Mystery) Angelo investigates the mystery of an invisible man who manages to attack victims despite his being confined to a cell. (7,821 words)

Rating: 3, Average

"Revenge of the Invisible Man," by appeared in the October 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, published , by .

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

Pro: A neat little mystery story. I was pleased with myself that I deduced that there had to be two people involved, even though I didn't quite figure out how it was being done.

The allusions to The Invisible Man (book and movie) are cute, as are the allusions to The Shadow. For example, Driscoll was an albino, as was the original invisible man in the H.G. Wells novel.

Con: Some aspects of the setting are annoying. The idea that companies can hold people prisoner, for example. Part of the story is used up with references to what are presumably other stories involving Angelo.

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