reviews of “Greener” and “Bring on the Rain”

Roseman looks at some current trends to explore love, sex and relationships in the near future, through the eyes of a young man who regrets his decision not to renew his relationship contract with his partner after eight years and one child.

Roseman’s first story in Asimovs (‘Bring on the Rain’) was an action-packed drama, and he attempts a much more difficult story here, in looking at relationships and getting into the mind of the protagonist, and it just feels a little less subtle than it needs to be.

Mark Watson at Best SF said the above about “Greener” and “Bring on the Rain”.

I agree that “Greener” was a more difficult story in some ways, although I actually have more difficulty with action sequences, as I worry about them going by too quickly. I just wrote a Boss Fight in my novel and I found myself having to pad it out a little to reach 2000 words in the chapter.

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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