Friday, October 14, 2016

Timothy, by Philip Schweitzer

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(Slipstream) Some people are easy to resurrect, some can't be, and some don't want to be. But everything has a cost. (3,147 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"," by , appeared in Strange Horizons issue 10/10/16, published on .

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Pro: There's no plot here, but the story is still a fun ride. Grandma dies a lot, but is easy to resurrect. Timothy couldn't be resurrected, so Grandma secretly keeps his frozen body in the shed and keeps trying. Purists who don't get resurrected ascend to Heaven with everyone watching and even get to put in some last words.

Con: It's a very cute setup, but there's not a story here at all. No one is trying to accomplish anything, and nothing out of the ordinary (from the perspective of the characters) happens.

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