Saturday, June 29, 2019

All Tomorrow's Parties, by Phoebe North

★★★☆☆ Average

(Time Travel) Michael has done so much recreational time travel that he’s jaded. He’s resentful of the tourists who don’t try hard enough to blend in, and he wants to take his new girlfriend someplace special and authentic. (4,905 words; Time: 16m)

"All Tomorrow's Parties," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|19, published on by .

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Pro: It’s pretty clear that Michael is going home alone. His attitude toward Lettie is so condescending one doesn’t expect it to take long for her to dump him. What makes it interesting is the circumstances.

Con: There’s not really a lot to this. They attend a party in the 1960s. She decides to stay, for no clear reason. (There must be something very wrong with their world for people to want to leave it for the 1960s.)

Neither of them is a particularly appealing character either.

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