Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Snapshots. (Analog May 2014)

analog1405The snapshots being of several scenes in the city of Chicago across the generations – from a young boy filing past the funeral casket of an African American boy pistol-whipped and killed by white men in the 30s, through to that boy growing up, leaving the city, and us seeing his daughter and her son’s experience of gun crime. The sfnal bit comes at the end, when the grandson of the initial protagonist comes up with a high-tech way of addressing gun crime, which is a little bit far-fetched.

Fortunately the characterisation and family relationship are handled well, which is as well as otherwise it’s a fairly weak story.

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