Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station

Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station

Caroline M. Yoachim Reiko Murakami / Dec 10, 2019

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  • Title: Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station
  • Author: Caroline M. Yoachim Reiko Murakami
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  • Page: 250
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      Published :2019-09-11T16:49:22+00:00

    About "Caroline M. Yoachim Reiko Murakami"

      • Caroline M. Yoachim Reiko Murakami

        Caroline M Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, WA She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and her fiction has appeared in Asimov s Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies For about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim


    160 Comments

    1. An entertaining short story that plays with the formatting of the infamous "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. Set in a space station where you, the protagonist, have been bitten by an unfamiliar insect, it cleverly packs in a lot of social and literary commentary in a short piece.For those unfamiliar with the format (how could this be?), 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books were a popular series of books that would give the reader a choice of action every couple of pages. There were a variety of en [...]


    2. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:You live and work in a space station. One day, on your way to work, you take a shortcut through the hydroponics bay and are bitten on the hand by a tiny insect that was part of an infestation on the tomato plants. Your hand begins to swell and turn purple in the area of the bite. What to do?You run down a long metal hallway to the Medical Clinic, grateful for the artificially generated gravity that defies the laws of physics and yet is surprisingl [...]


    3. Haha! This was so funny. This short read very neatly summarizes the experiences of a person at a hospital/clinic in allegorical form. All I can say is that when I was in hospital last week, it was precisely the same. Minus all those aliens. Although some of them looked like it. I laughed. Worth a read.



    4. Quick read. I like the snark and the dark view of the medical system. I like how it all loops. Kind of like life. Four stars. Worth reading.



    5. Such a short and fun read. My face was fixed in the :D smiley all through the read.Remember those novel games, choose your ending stories, where end of each part gives you a choice based on which you will be directed to a page for further advancement. And about the content, title itself says a great deal than I can even attempt to.Yoachim had done that in a one page short story with 26 parts (thanks to English alphabets), with the undertone of quirky, dark gallows humour.available here lightspee [...]


    6. I checked this out based purely on the intriguing title, but it wound up being my everything. If you've ever played a Choose Your Own Adventure book, you really need to read this. It's a quick little story that nonetheless rewards close reading and also repetition and loops, as it riffs on the health care system with a sci fi setting that reminds me of Douglas Adams' playfulness. I try not to compare that many authors to him because not everyone deserves the comparison, but Yoachim definitely do [...]


    7. I really liked this, it was playful and funny. The situation, pretty much like in our healthcare system, though I don't find that particular association amusing


    8. You are a nameless human person on a space station seeking medical care. The story of your attempt to get treated is told in the form of a choose your own adventure. Inevitably, every effort you make just worsens your condition. The format evoked a small amount of humor, example: "Q. There is nothing in the story that directs you to this section, so if you are reading this, you have failed to follow instructions. Go directly to Z and die your horrible, painful death. Or skip to somewhere else, s [...]


    9. It is not every day that I change my mind about the rating (and usually I stick to the first/original one, since most likely I would give the book less stars than more), but I keep remembering this short story and it is a strong indication that it did leave an impression. So yeah, in my opinion this means that it deserves all that I can give.



    10. Un divertida historia al modo "elige tu propia aventura" que te llevará a vivir que harías tras ser mordido por un insecto minúsculo en tu mano. Ligera y rápida de leer, un pedacito de humor de ciencia ficción con cierta alegoría a cualquier visita al médico.




    11. Now this was a fun, short read. When I first started it, I couldn't understand what the author was trying to write. Plus writing in second person for too long gets on my nerves. I was frankly wary.And what a surprise it turned out to be. The whole story is full of quirky and clever ideas. Writing the story as if it's a board game. With the blood, gore, weird aliens, and nurses who couldn't care less. Death is certain, and limbs are lost. Strangely it is never scary or disgusting.Thanks Jerry for [...]


    12. Honestly, I hardly give short stories a 5 star rating. Even my favorites like Brooke Bolander and NK Jemisin. If they were collections I'm sure that it'd be 5 stars. But individual stories? It's hard to give them the highest rating simply because I always want more. I know, I'm kind of greedy in that way. But this story? Absolutely. Perfect. It was hilarious and engaging-literally. It was unexpected, but just what I needed at the moment. I will definitely be looking for more from this author.


    13. Seemed a little formulaic at first, but then it got quite interesting as I could see where it was going, and by the end I really liked this one - it used the format and structure well to enhance the content.


    14. I read this "Choose Your Adventure" short story hoping to find a refreshing and funny story, and it didn't disappoint. This story is short, a little morbid, and a depressing look on medical care - but it is also incredibly funny and creative.


    15. está increíble! me encantó, me hizo reír y pasar un buen rato, además es cortito, con esto solo me dieron ganas de leer más relatos cortos nominados al nebula, si todos son como este estoy segura de que me encantaran


    16. First Line:“A. You take a shortcut through the hydroponics bay on your way to work, and notice that the tomato plants are covered in tiny crawling insects that look like miniature beetles.”This is up for a Nebula award. It’s a short story told from a second person perspective and in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” format.The Good:It’s Funny - From blatantly saying the reader has made the wrong choice and instructing them what choices to make, to having all the choices windup with the s [...]


    17. An hilarious "chose your own adventure" story, making fun of a future health care system that unfortunately is very similar, from many points of view, to our existing one.


    18. Hilarious on audio and some pointed critique too. This could win the Hugo unless there is something incredible out there I have not encountered yet


    19. Hilarious Choose Your Own Adventure for anybody who has ever had to navigate the American healthcare system.Nebula nom 2016.


    20. 4.5 stars. This is free story available online at Lightspeed Magazine. Lots of reviewers refer to the similar concept of "Choose your own adventure" children's book. To me, it reminded of programming in Basic. Super cute!


    21. If this is an emergency, we’re sorry - you’re probably screwed. This is such a fun and quick read. Brings back memories of the countless hours spent on The Art of asking your Boss for a RaiseThank you so much for the recommendation, Jerry. :D


    22. Great short story! Lots of fun and pun. I always hated those "Choose your Ending" stories, but this one is more making fun of that whole concept than letting you choose. Read it and weep. Heh.




    23. Not my thing, this is not a story. It is a parody of gamebooks, I guess it is supposed to be funny but I just got bored.


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