Saturday, December 3, 2016

Upside the Head, by Marissa Lingen

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(Hard SF) With money from their team, Catherine thinks she's close to a breakthrough treating the head injuries of hockey players. (4,582 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Upside the Head," by (edited by Michael Brotherton), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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There's a great emotional moment when Stephane goes to the Squid's home office to tell them to lay off of Stosh. Stephane is on the placebo, so it's a struggle for him, but his commitment to his teammates is total, and it's stronger than any illness or injury. Catherine never quite understands how strong the bond between the men is, but they do take care of each other. As Ed tells her, "you don't know the part [of the brain] that has teams in it yet."

Con: The story ends abruptly. It's a great read up to the end, but it feels like the opening for a much longer piece.

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