This Week on LIGHTSPEED: "The Atonement Path" + "Here's What I Know" + TV Reviews

Published on 2018-08-16

The Atonement Path by Alex Irvine

EXCERPT: To think we used to put young criminals in jail. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to eavesdrop. Or should I say eaveswatch? What is the comparable term for using one’s visual sense in a surreptitious fashion? Dining establishments are a superb venue for such observations. But it is true, no? What good could their example do if they were shut away from public view? Ah. I am being rude. My name is Andrew Blankenship. Esquire, in the interest of completeness.

Here’s What I Know by Dennis Danvers

EXCERPT: Here’s what I know: When Mom discovered she was pregnant with me, my parents had been separated for some time. Dad had left her for another woman in another town, and Mom had filed for divorce. I was conceived during a short-lived Christmas reunion. Dad wanted her to get an abortion. She refused. On the eve of the date when the divorce would’ve become final, Dad caught a train back to New York.

Media Reviews: August 2018 by Christopher East

This month reviewer Christopher East takes us on a tour of new genre television from around the world.