Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Babbage Tour, by Leo Vladimirsky

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Time Travel) David’s wife is dying of cancer. She’s the world’s expert on time travel, but, so far, nothing living survives the trip. (2,641 words; Time: 08m)

"The Babbage Tour," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.356 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story is very touching. David really loves his wife, and he can’t bear losing her. Her plan is a desperate one, and he has to overcome his fear of helping her, which makes the story ultimately about the victory of love over fear.

Con: So why did she live when the rabbit died? More broadly, David has very little agency, and we’re not privy to the details of what his wife is trying to do.

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