Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Banffs, by Lavie Tidhar

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(SF Conspiracy) Suffering from writer’s block, the author agrees to house sit for some rich friends of his agent. (2,623 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Banffs," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: He learns the truth, and he even finishes his book.

Con: The protagonist simply observes. Nothing he does influences the outcome, so there’s little or no real plot to speak of. Nor does it make any sense that these rich aliens decided to trust him.

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