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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

Working with Security Blankets

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Posted in Lightspeed Magazine, Sarah Grey, Short Story

What is the question?

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Posted in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Short Story, Uncategorized

Sketching the Most Important Story

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Posted in Daily Science Fiction, Jay Lake, Ruth Nestvold

And Now a Word from Our Narrator

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Posted in Apex Magazine, KT Bryski, Short Story
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