Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Keruoac's Renascence, by Tal M. Klein

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF) A dying young man decides to spend the last of his money on a cruise from Tokyo to San Francisco, where he has made arrangements to die with dignity. A lot can happen on a cruise, though. (9,468 words; Time: 31m)

"Keruoac's Renascence," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 110, published on .

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Pro: It’s uplifting that he gets his cure (probably) and has a chance to make things up with his soul mate.

Con: This is a mainstream story for 2/3 of its length, and the time-travel twist is a bit over the top, given that it comes so late and with no foreshadowing. Also, his first thought would have to be “is there a cure now?” and the suggestion that he didn’t think of that destroys suspension of disbelief.

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