Artemisin reviews Apex Digest Number 9 and has this to say about “Locked In.”
Mary Robinette Kowal has a sick mind and Locked In, one of the shortest stories of this issue, is also the one I’ve found most terrifying so far. It’s another medical dystopia about a paralyzed man who cannot communicate with the outside world. When his family finds a way to get through to him, the result isn’t what he imagined.
Is something wrong with me that I think being told that I have a sick mind is a compliment?