Thursday, March 8, 2018

Because Reasons, by Alexandra Renwick

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF) The teenage narrator sends a message to their former best friend, currently en route to Mars with their parents, offering fashion advice and reminiscing about old times. (2,214 words; Time: 07m)

"Because Reasons," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: Although ostensibly about useless advice, it’s really about the narrator making their peace with their former best friend who dumped them for reasons unknown.

The ending is touching.

Con: The bits of background about the narrator’s illness, the Mars colony, and the future social network are tantalizing, but they don’t add up to a story.

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