Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Ithaca, by Brad Aiken and Rick Wilber

[Asimov's]
★★★☆☆

(Medical SF) When Wayne inherits the family fortune, he learns millions have been spent to provide dreams to his sister who’s been in a coma 20 years. Before he pulls the plug, he goes to check it out. (6,084 words; Time: 20m)

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"Ithaca," by and (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 05-06|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.258 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Okay, this is really a horror piece with a great twist in it. Beyond that, it does a good job of establishing what a weak person Wayne is and how his sister overshadowed him most of his life.

Con: The long discussions about baseball were really dull.

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