Monday, January 9, 2017

Destination, by Jack Skillingstead

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(SF Dystopia) Brad has a cushy job inside the Seattle Exclusive Zone, and he’s not eager to participate in a game where a car takes you to an unknown destination, but the company is making everyone play. But is it even a game? (5,287 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Destination," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01-02|17, published on by .

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Pro: This tells the story of how Brad woke up to the injustice of his world and decided to take action.

The story does a good job of making the non-exclusive areas seem real. They’re not miserable and run down; just bland and hopeless.

Con: The idea that a group of hackers could control companies to the point where they’d send their employees on one-way rides is ridiculous. Also, given that the problem in the story is that 99% of the population has nothing to contribute, the hackers don’t seem to offer any kind of solution.

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