Sunday, February 11, 2018

Four-Point Affective Calibration, by Bogi Takács

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF) The narrator completes an interview to get qualified to communicate with aliens. (1,339 words; Time: 04m)

"Four-Point Affective Calibration," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 93, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: It’s an interesting idea that autistic people might make the best ambassadors to aliens simply because they’d be less likely to assume they understood the aliens’ emotional responses. The narrator pooh-poohs that idea, but it's worth thinking about.

Con: It’s hard to make a story out of anything this short, and, in this case, we don’t get much beyond a rant from the narrator about how unhappy their life has been.

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