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Corona Centurion™ FAQ: 08/01/09
In my twelve years as a web designer and producer most of my jobs have been heavily tied to marketing. I even briefly worked for the marketing wing of a high tech firm. While I've thankfully never had to write marketing copy, I've certainly read bucket loads of it. I rarely mean to read it but I'm a compulsive speed reader (now you know how I get through so many books on this blog) and I in veritably end up reading what I'm posting to the website.
"Corona Centurion™ FAQ" by Terry Bisson while purely science fiction takes to heart (haha) the typical online marketing approach: the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. The questions addressed in the overly chipper marketing speak bring to mind questions that sensible people should be asking about the medical device being sold.
As the review on the Morning of Dypstopia points out, Terry Bisson's FAQ is in the style of Ruth Nestvold's story "Mars: A Traveler's Guide." It also reminds me of the sales pitches that are woven throughout the original Gateway novel (Frederik Pohl) and Robert Sheckley's Immortality Inc. (review coming).