Melanie Tem. Hypermnemonic. (Interzone #245, Mar-Apr 2013)

interzone245I’ll own up straight away to struggling through this story! It feels more like a story from Interzone’s sister mag, Black Static, as it’s more horror than sf.

It’s dense, following the confused thought patterns of the protagonist who we are told has total recall, but for whom there are some dark shadows. She is confronting the father of the person to whom she relates what is happening (in as much as anything in the story is as clear as this). She clearly has had a terrible upbringing, as have her siblings/clones, and in facing up to the violent father, there is a climactic confrontation, but nothing is revealed, explained or resolved.

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