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. He's published two short-story collections, THE CLOCKWORK RUSSIAN and BOSS FIGHT, as well as a novel, AFTER THE APOCALYPSE. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at, or on Twitter @listener42.
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