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The Avenger of Love: 05/23/09
"The Avenger of Love" in the April / May issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction is dedicated to Harlan Ellison. I haven't read enough of his work to get the connection between Skillingstead's story and Ellison's writing. Despite the gap in my reading I liked the story.
Norman Helmcke an "aging pit bull" of a lawyer realizes one day that he's lost the vital essence of his first love. Rather than accept these gaps in his memory as part of growing old, he goes on a quest to find the thief who is stealing his memories.
The story reminds me most of "Unpossible" by Daryl Gregory which is another FSF story about lost moments in childhood.
Comment #1: Sunday, May, 24, 2009 at 16:16:47
Thief stealing memories? Sounds fascinating. Have you ever heard of CONFESSIONS OF A MEMORY EATER by Pagan Kennedy. Also sci-fi about going back to relive lost memories. Excellent!!
<"comment2">Comment #2: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:20:14
No I haven't. It sounds good. Thank you for the recommendation.