Friday, March 13, 2020

Time Reveals the Heart, by Derek Künsken

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Time Travel) Lei loves his job researching the past, but the time-travel drugs can be addictive, and he worries that he doesn’t have the will power to keep resisting them. (5,804 words; Time: 19m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 162, published on .

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Review: 2020.130 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I like the way the story weaves Lei’s struggle with the temporal drugs together with his mother’s struggle against alcohol. I was glad for the reconciliation scene with him and his mom at the end.

Con: The time-travel element is unconnected to the story. This is a drug-addiction story, not really science-fiction.

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