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Comments for Private Eye

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionPrivate Eye: 10/20/08

Viewership is everything on the internet especially if you're trying to make a few bucks. The internet is a great form of voyeurism as the preponderance of porn shows. But there's also Youtube, blogs, Flickr, Twitter and so forth.

In "Private Eye" the male protagonist makes a few extra bucks by being a Private Eye: a living web cam for viewers to watch the peep show he's experiencing but without sound and without touching. The object of his desire, is also his competition. She plays by different rules and her rules are killing his business.

With all this voyeurism and competition can one find good old fashioned love? Of course. It just takes time and creativity.

I really enjoyed this story probably for my own internet career. Yes, the technology behind their sites is where the science fiction comes into play but the rules under which they have work and the fickle nature of their fan base is true to life.

Visit Terry Bisson's website.

Read other reviews at Spontaneous Derivation, Blogger vs. Writer, The Fix.

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