Tuesday, January 10, 2017

One Way, by Rick Norwood

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(Hard SF) Harvey’s theory predicts a one-way filter is possible, letting matter through in only one direction. In practice, there are a few really important safety issues he should have worried about. (7,883 words; Time: 26m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"One Way," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 01-02|17, published on by .

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Pro: Exploring the various logical consequences of this one-way filter is great fun.

Con: The story has pacing problems. For example, it spends way too much time on the details of constructing the field meant to trap the sphere.

Jerry is something of a Mary Sue. He’s not the protagonist, but his perfection is annoying nevertheless.

The idea that industry hates anyone who ever invents anything is irrational and not supported even by recent history.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Interesting idea, but the characters are flat and the ending was too abrupt.