Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shooter Ready, by Larry Correia

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(Sports SF) Years ago, Scott used to be the best competition marksman. Machines and augmented humans far outclass him now, but a diehard fan has a proposal. (4,700 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Shooter Ready," by (edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The setup of the washed-up sports star is well done, if very familiar. The account of the contest where the machine won definitively was impressive.

Con: There's not much of a story here. The flashbacks go on and on without telling us much we didn't already know. The political message in the story is very intrusive and goes on way too long.

At the end, it seems that Scott will lose his life as a normal human being. There's no indication why it's really necessary to remove his brain, nor what compensation could possibly be worth that.

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