Saturday, January 7, 2017
A., by Etgar Keret
More from the Wired Science Fiction issue, and I'd say this is one of my favorites. Might be an award nominee this year. Stories with single letter titles are kind of a grabber, so A. was interesting right away. The story is as artsy as one would expect from such a title, but not more so--it was readable. A. is some manner of artificial person, and the story of his upbringing and end is absolutely fascinating. He and his fellows seem to age prematurely, and at the start that looks like the story's technical gimmick. But it's not. Can't say much more without spoiling it, so go read it. 4 stars.