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Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Simon Smith

Simon lives on the south coast of England, where he works as an electronics engineer. He reads extensively and has a number of top-flight authors as favourites.

A Short, Happy Life” will appeal to readers who love irony. Fitzroy Swackhammer acquires a brain implant that enables him to disengage emotionally from activities that bore him. To his delight, it works. But there’s a catch: does it work a little too well or does it work at all?

Albert Camus might be amused if he read “A Short, Happy Life” as a variation on the theme of his masterwork, L’Étranger. But Camus was not noted for a sense of humour; I think he’d say, “That’s where Meursault begins, not where he ends.”

Simon Smith’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Simon. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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