Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Bicycle Whisperer, by Lisa Mason

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Near-Future SF) The Lone Rangerette finds a runaway bicycle and has to decide whether to return her to her abusive owner. (1,549 words; Time: 05m)

"The Bicycle Whisperer," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|18, published on by .

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Pro: The Lone Rangerette seems to effect a reconciliation between Shimano Stella and Simon.

This is obviously an allegory for the challenges faced by abused women and the people who try to help them.

Con: This is an “emotional AI” story, and I cannot suspend disbelief for it.

I also didn’t believe a word Simon said, so I found the ending depressing.

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