Sunday, March 6, 2016

Coyote Invents the Land of the Dead, by Kij Johnson

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(Fantasy) Dee, a Coyote in the mythical sense, seeks her lost lover in the land of the dead, even though she may not be able to return. (5,937 words; Time: 19m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 114, published on .

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There's no real story here. Dee goes looking for Jace but never finds him. Two of her sisters follow and get stuck. That's it. Lots of things happen that sound meaningful but never amount to anything. Like Dee taking bones from her paw. Or Wren laying eggs. Or the statement that Tierce has sacrificed some of her vision to create the bright light.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Just a little too abstruse and experimental for me. I longed for commas.