|Author||Charlie Jane Anders|
|Genre(s)||Science fiction short story|
|Published in||Strange Horizons|
|Media type||Online magazine|
|Publication date||January 3, 2011|
Over the centuries, an episode of the reality television program Infidelity Squad is constantly being remade and adapted for a variety of futuristic mediums as space elevator installations and "metapoem". It eventually becomes the most important cultural artifact in human (and posthuman) history.
Locus Online's Lois Tilton was critical of the short story stating "The premise has been done before, and the humor is labored." Tangent Online's Rena Hawkins reviewed it saying "I 'get' the idea contained within the story; that even a mundane reality TV episode can be so blown out of proportion by the media and obsessed viewers that it takes on meaning and significance it never possessed to begin with. Unfortunately, Source Decay kicks this idea to death by the time the story ends."