Friday, January 6, 2017
Stochastic Fancy, by Charlie Jane Anders
Continuing my review series on the Wired Magazine Science Fiction issue. Stochastic Fancy has our protagonist sitting in a bar, answering polling questions into her KloudScape, which seems like a fancier and more immersive phone interface. Her thing about incessant opinion polling is pretty on target. In the story the polling is used as a real-time matchmaker. Works so-so. Story OK but forgettable. 2 stars.