Megan Arkenberg. Final Exam. (Asimovs June 2012).

A ‘story’ that is bound to appear in at least one of the 4 year’s best anthologies next year.

It’s in the format of a multiple-choice exam paper, deliciously and excoriatingly providing an autopsy on a human relationship, alien invasion, and much more. There’s a lot more creativity and humanity than I was expecting at the outset, considering the structure of the story- in fact, much more than you get in a lot of narrative story telling.

I’d grade the exam paper A++.

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