Saturday, June 29, 2019

Uncommon, by Leah Cypess

★★★☆☆ Average

(Medical SF) Jen learns that curing her cancer will cost her immunity to a different nasty disease. (2,958 words; Time: 09m)

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

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Review: 2019.361 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Once you get the joke, it’s mildly funny.

Con: The idea that anyone would accept death from cancer rather than give up immunity to the common cold defies belief.

Early on, it was pretty obvious to me what illness we were talking about, and that probably spoiled the rest of it for me. Also, it’s hard not to see this as a humor piece where the joke just doesn’t work.

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