Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"Hello, Moto" by Nnedi Okorafor
First appeared in Tor.com
This is the story of three rich, beautiful, powerful women whose power derives in part from the technological wigs they wear. The narrator has had a change of heart. She sees the poverty of the women around and wants to bring down her former friends through a virus. Her friends, however, don't plan on giving up their power easily.
While a moving and dynamic tale, the technology is semi-vague, the conclusion (intentionally) inconclusive, which does not bar enjoyment, but it does make you wonder if this were part of something larger. If so, this could be tip of a very cool iceberg.