Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Best Man, by Jay O'Connell

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(Near-Future SF) Brendan needs to be in Italy in a few days to be best man at his brother’s wedding. He needs to do something to keep his face from being green though. (7,007 words; Time: 23m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Best Man," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: Brendan wants out of his dead-end job, and he gets work that’ll let him use his training. And his brother does get married, despite all the obstacles.

Con: Brendan doesn’t do anything to deserve that job. Jericho just gives it to him.

Much of the story is very confusing. If Brendan has IP2, why is he able to look at the faces of other white people, like his brother? And if Tate has it, why doesn’t it have much of an effect on him?

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