Rich Larson. The Nostalgia Calculator. (Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2016)

fsf160506Another smoothly handled and clever story from Larson, and TBH I was surprised to read in the editorial intro that Larson is only 23 years old – he writes like someone twice his age.

Noel, three months into working at Detling & Dronyk courtesy of his uncle (and who had to look up the word nepotism when it was mentioned in conversation), comes across data suggests that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. He truly opens a can of worms, and there is entertainment as the erstwhile hapless young man manages, somehow, to come out of it smelling of roses, rather than up to his neck in..

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