Friday, January 6, 2017
The Black Box, by Malka Older
Another from the Wired Science Fiction issue. The Black Box shares an element with the previously reviewed story Subtext, in that the technology it features is capable of recording and playing back your personal experiences. The author illustrates how such an outsourced, potentially publicly available memory would shape a person's life. It's kind of true to life in that it doesn't upend everything, the world is still recognizable. It's fine, but not amazing. 2 stars from me.