“Interchange” by Gary Kloster

February 17, 2017

Interchange by Gary Kloster is published in Clarkesworld’s January 2017 124 Issue

Summary: Workers are building a highway interchange in an anti-time dome. They work for 6 months and not a minute change outside. Meanwhile the doctor has an android assistant which is identical to her late husband. But you know what they say, when you play with time…

Pros:

+ A unique story. Usually we manipulate time in stories the other way around. But in this story is in reverse. Moreover, the plot evolves into a suspenseful mystery.

+ The android. The android’s point of view also helps us to look at more sides of the other characters.

Cons:

– Some of the characters emotions seem too extreme, a background story would be useful.(Like the doctor’s)

– Doesn’t the ending create a time paradox?

Wrap Up

  • 8/10
    Writing
  • 7.5/10
    Plot
  • 8/10
    World-building

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