A clever take on human’s uploading to a virtual state, leaving their physical bodies behind – not always easy as it’s been done often enough before. What Reed does is embed the conceit in a story with strong family relationship issues, a bit of drama, and a more indepth look at one aspect : those uploading being able to work at overclock virtual speeds. So, whilst they experience far more years than they would have had without uploading, it’s only a matter of days for in real time.
- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2013.
- Angelica Gorodischer. By the Light of the Electronic Moon. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2013)