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Author Topic: EP247: Bridesicle  (Read 44979 times)

Kaa

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Reply #75 on: June 17, 2013, 04:25:52 PM
Looks like the author owes you two, Mr. Fowlie.

Three. :)

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Marlboro

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Reply #76 on: November 09, 2019, 01:25:49 AM
 EP247: Bridesicle aka "Sarah, Plain and Thawed"

A lot of sci-fi begins with "what if?" but sometimes I can't help but ask "Yeah, but why would it? "


For the most part I liked this story, but I wish parts of it had been fleshed out more. You've got two big ideas, cryogenics and the "riders" and I wish there had been more worldbuilding so we could understand this society where these things are the norm a little better.


I mean, what set of circumstances would there have to be for people to be so blase about having a "rider"?

And what sort of societal changes would there have to be for insurance companies to be allowed to compel their clients into arranged marriages?

I also wonder how someone who committed suicide would be viewed after getting a second chance at life. And would there be legal consequences for someone who "murdered" their rider?


 I guess I'll have to read the book to find out. :-)