Friday, October 27, 2017

Skipped, by Emily Taylor

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(SF) The space station’s high-speed transit system has a glitch: occasionally it swaps passengers from alternate realities. (3,403 words; Time: 11m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Skipped," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 11-12|17, published on by .

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Pro: She learns enough from the other reality to bring hope to her son in her original reality.

Con: Too many scientific errors keep breaking suspension of disbelief. Why would the transport in something as small as a space station involve quantum anything? How can her husband afford to go to Luna to get her a croissant (and wouldn’t it get cold?) Other things don’t quite work either, such as the idea that she’d instantly fall in love with her doppelganger’s daughter.

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