Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nitrate Nocturnes, by Ruth Joffre

★★★☆☆ Average

(Slipstream) Everyone has a timer on their wrists counting down the years, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds until they meet their soul mates. Fiona’s just 24, and her timer says she’ll have to wait 40 years. So what to do until then? (7,608 words; Time: 25m)

"Nitrate Nocturnes," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 95, published on .

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Pro: We feel sorry for Fiona and excited when it looks like she’ll beat the system after all. It’s nice that she ends up with someone to be happy with.

Con: She doesn’t do anything that affects the outcome, which makes her a very weak protagonist.

There’s never any good explanation for why her timer was so irregular.

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