Thursday, April 27, 2017

In the Mists, by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg

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(SF) The narrator has been cast away on a deserted planet for seventeen years. He’s filled up 766 logbooks, and he’s starting on 767. And he’s having awful dreams. (2,330 words; Time: 07m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"In the Mists," by and (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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The opening sections have a strong as-you-know-Bob feeling to them; he's explaining things he already knows and has already written about. Beyond that, his situation just isn’t that interesting, since he’s not trying to rescue himself. Once we learn he’s been imprisoned because of a malfunction in the machine that was supposed to medicate him on his ship, suspension of belief collapses. What that has to do with Schrodinger’s cat is anyone’s guess.

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