Thursday, November 15, 2018

Godzilla vs Buster Keaton, Or: I Didn't Even Need a Map, by Gary A. Braunbeck

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Horror) While Glen mourns the recent death of his baby sister, he gets a CD in the mail with a custom program she has someone design before she died. (11,589 words; Time: 38m)

This story brings back painful memories for me, so I may be underrating it.

"Godzilla vs Buster Keaton, Or: I Didn't Even Need a Map," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 114, published on .

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Review: 2018.666 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The strength of this story is the way it depicts the relationship between Glenn and Janice before and during her illness.

Between the technologies and the AIDS treatments, I figure this story to be taking place in the early 1990s. After CD ROMs were common (1989) but before the triple cocktail (1995).

Con: Janice’s complaining gets old after a while. I have actually cared for a friend who was dying of AIDS, and I know the complaining is realistic. That doesn’t mean I wanted to read about it.

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