Friday, April 14, 2017

Mental Diplopia, by Julianna Baggott

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(Apocalypse) A fatal illness that causes people to relive the best moments of their past sweeps the world. (4,541 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

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Pro: The symptoms are interesting in their own right, as is the idea that the disease is a form of euthanasia the aliens considered especially humane.

Con: Not much story here. Everyone dies. They don't even try very hard. There's no real development of any of the characters, so we don’t feel crushed that they’re dying.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Ok, this author is 3 for 3 with stories that are just too depressing for me.