Evan Fuller. Five Six Seven. (Asimovs July 2014)

asimovs201407The first in a series of tales, we are told, about human and corporate bodies in 2030s America.

The story, set in a Contact/Call Centre doesn’t feel some 16+ years in the future, as the themes, especially around what your insurance policy covers and does not cover.

The protagonist, Doreen is facing the challenge of medical needs that might not be covered by her workplace insurance, and needs to rectify the situation.

There’s a revelation in the closing paras where we find out some crucial information behind Doreen’s actions – and hiding information about the POV character until the end did rather irritate.

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