Thursday, October 13, 2016

One Sister, Two Sisters, Three, by James Patrick Kelly

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(Mind Uploading) Jix tells how her twin sister left their planet and their god, starting with how they met a handsome offworlder. (8,585 words; Time: 28m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4 GDozois:5 RHorton:4

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 121, published on .

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Pro: Zana wanted to go but lacked the courage to face down her father. So Jix helped her do it. Or was it jealousy at her sister's attractiveness?

Con: The story never makes Zana feel real to us, so when Jix pushes her off the edge, we're shocked, but not moved. Her motives for doing it seem opaque--it's easier to blame the drug--and that prevents the story from being powerful.

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