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Playing with Expectations

This story doesn’t follow one of the “rules” of genre writing. That “rule” is “put the genre in the first page/paragraph”. Feldman put it in the title, so perhaps that buys some narrative time.

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Posted in Asimov's Science Fiction, Short Story, Stephanie Feldman

Sketching the Most Important Story

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. (And subscribe to support the magazine.)

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Posted in Daily Science Fiction, Jay Lake, Ruth Nestvold
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