Thursday, October 5, 2017

Becoming, by Rachel Swirsky

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(Slipstream Humor) Megan has learned that being a vampire sucks, but it turns out there are worse things to be. (1,941 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Becoming," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 89, published on .

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Pro: Lots of funny moments. E.g. learning that the vampire who turned her wanted a natural blonde.

Con: Not much substance to it. The end feels forced.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Great fun! Seems like she was trying to win a bet for how many SFnal character types one person could be. Maybe poking a little fun at mashups? Certainly no one can say this story isn't SF. :)

    1. Instead of "Average" maybe I should pitch these as "Funny Though." :-)