Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Affair of the Phlegmish Master

Novelette by Donald Moffitt

Peter Van Gaas is an historian and Dutch translator. A millionaire hires him to go back in time with him to help commission a painting of his trophy wife from a famous painter. But the art community is worried that importing new paintings from alternate pasts will decrease their value, so they put a plan in place to stop him.

The conclusion of this story is actually a surprise, and I like it, but overall I have to say it didn't stick with me all that well. But I did enjoy reading it, and wouldn't anti-recommend it. 3 out of 5.

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