Thursday, March 15, 2018

We Are New(s), by Bentley A. Reese

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Near-Future Horror) In 2092, London is a grim place. We follow the story of a girl from Scotland who meets a local boy, but we follow through the eyes of unwholesome watchers. (2,926 words; Time: 09m)

"We Are New(s)," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 106, published on .

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Pro: The whole thing seems to be a metaphor for how fake news hurts real people.

Con: There isn’t very much to it besides that message, and the story takes way too long to get to the point.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I definitely did not get "fake news" out of this story at all. I think the whole point of the story was that the news happening was very real. Engineered, but nonetheless real. It seems to be a story more focused on human fascination with tragedy and how that fascination can create tragedy to feed itself.