Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Atonement Path, by Alex Irvine

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Horror) A guide explains his world’s novel treatment for adolescent criminals. (2,681 words; Time: 08m)

"The Atonement Path," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 99, published on .

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Pro: John manages to rescue one poor soul from this torment.

Con: It’s pretty gruesome, and it’s difficult to see what the point of it is. Why mutilate and abuse only the young criminals? If there’s a message here, I’m not getting it.

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