K.J. Zimring. The Talking Cure. (Asimovs April/May 2014)

asimovs140405An interesting, doubtless unique!, combination of elements in a cleverly wrought story with a neat twist at the end.

Elements include : the American Association of Retired People, Sigmund Freud, antiquities and the need for provenance, Adolf Hitler, and the sfnal element : a machine that can accurately find, and display, memories otherwise long-lost.

The protagonist has a childhood memory of being in Dr Freud’s office, and he is the key to whether there was ever a particular painting on the office wall. Whilst this is the crux of the story to start with, much, much more revealed.

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