Thursday, November 7, 2019

Empty Box, by Allison Mulvihill


(Near-Future SF) A young man on a run chats with his remote girlfriend via his augments while they watch an unusually apt show about new AIs. (1,965 words; Time: 06m)

Recommended By: 👍STomaino+1 (Q&A)

"Empty Box," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 11-12|19, published on by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Review: 2019.614 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: “Eliza” was the name of an early program that simulated human conversation. That gives us a strong clue, right off the bat, what the nature of Harry’s remote girlfriend really is—particularly once we learn that he’s never met her in person and doesn’t even know what she looks like.

Con: Set aside the fact that I think that kind of AI is a pipe dream, the story doesn’t go anywhere. It didn’t help that I figured it out after just a few paragraphs.

Other Reviews: Search Web
Allison Mulvihill Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)