Friday, April 21, 2017

A Burden Shared, by Jo Walton

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(Near-Future SF) Penny uses a technology that lets her share some of her daughter’s pain from a congenital joint problem. (3,209 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

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There is no plot to this story. No one is trying to accomplish anything; events just happen.

Why does anyone have to experience the pain? If they can take it from Ann, why not just send it into the bit bucket rather than inflicting it on another person?

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. It's something people often say, but it does make a pretty flimsy SF story premise. I think 30 year-old Ann would have long since told her parents to stop taking on her pain.