Monday, February 6, 2017

Assassins, by Jack Skillingstead and Burt Courtier

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(Virtual Reality) Sonia used to be a fan of the Labyrinthiad until they killed off her favorite character. Now she sneaks online and kills other people’s favorites. (2,557 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by and (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 125, published on .

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Pro: It’s a pleasant enough read, and the VR descriptions are interesting.

Con: There’s not much plot to this one. Sonia isn’t trying to accomplish anything. She just gets screwed and gives up.

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I got the impression she was about to go hunting those guys who just took over her avatar and kill that.

    1. Ah, I see what you mean. At least we see that she's entertaining the thought.

  2. Yeah, this one was pretty slight. I agree with Cat that she's going to kill Simone since she's become the new popular character. The woman at the end says no one's been able to do it because nobody knows her. Nobody but Sonia.