John’s Reading reviews “Greener”

Josh Roseman’s ‘Greener’ is basically a relationship story and the pressures such things come under while both parties come under the pressure of showing they’re clean before they’re allowed to touch. I didn’t find this a particularly pleasant story to read either in its characters or in its assumptions about the society its set in.

He’s right. It’s not a particularly pleasant story. I don’t think any of the characters (except perhaps the kids and the escort) are ones you can really root for. But then, I wrote it that way on purpose.

Asimov’s Science Fiction – April/May 2012 | John’s Reading

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. In 2015, he released his first collection, The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, and followed it up with 2016's Memories of My Father. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at, or on Twitter @listener42.
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