Thursday, March 8, 2018

Love Songs for the Very Awful, by Robert Reed

★★★☆☆ Average

(Near-Future SF) Bodden’s a handsome young guy who agrees to participate in an invasive brain experiment solely because he wants to romance the researcher who recruits him. (5,785 words; Time: 19m)

"Love Songs for the Very Awful," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: We get an interesting peek at a world where people can change their personalities on a whim—or have them changed involuntarily.

Con: Bodden is impossible to like, so the happy ending is unsatisfying. Heidi isn’t much better.

Although the technology is cool, we really see almost nothing of what it’s capable of doing.

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