Monday, December 3, 2018

Heart of an Awl, by Eliza Ruslander

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Near-Future SF) A dying man had the mind of his self-driving car implanted in his body, but the former car has trouble adjusting to life as a man. (3,776 words; Time: 12m)

This is not played for laughs.

"Heart of an Awl," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 278, published on by .

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Review: 2018.676 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: “Tin Man” finds a purpose, even if it amounts to founding a cult for people who want to live like cars.

Con: The premise is so dumb I simply couldn’t enjoy the story. It didn’t help that neither the car technology nor the mind-transfer technology described has any hope of being developed in the next twenty years, but even if it were, why on Earth would someone want to transfer his car's mind into his body?

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