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Stepping through the Fun House Mirror

Most genre fiction exists in an alternate world. Genre world-building can be largely metaphorical and extrapolative, or simply fanciful. Alternate reality is a tricky genre that borrows from our history just enough to establish the world, and then tweaks it.

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Posted in Alix E Harrow, Tor.com

Hiding information in narrative

Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not shy away from spoilers. If you don’t want the story spoiled. read the original story first. The Adjuct Professor’s Guide to Life

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Posted in Asimov's Science Fiction, Sandra McDonald
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