Friday, January 13, 2017

Soliloquy in a Cheap Dinner Off Route 66, by James Beamon

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(Time Manipulation) Lolonyo keeps rewinding his initial meeting with Aliza, sure he can eventually make it perfect. (3,800 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Soliloquy in a Cheap Dinner Off Route 66," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 92, published on .

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Pro: At first, Lolonyo seems like a real jerk, but once Yawa arrives, we realize he loved and lost Aliza to some sort of virtual reality in the future. He doesn’t want to believe that he can’t rearrange things so that she’ll love him more than that system—whenever it comes.

Lolonyo means “Love is Beautiful.” and Aliza means “joyful.”

Con: The restriction that he’ll lose his memory if he continues in real time for very long seems arbitrary.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. This story literally spins in circles, and Lonnie doesn't seem to learn anything.