Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Webs, by Mary Anne Mohanraj

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(SF) On Ariel, some people have modified themselves to fly. Other people can't accept that. Anna is going to need to choose sides. (4,359 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement
Recommended By: GDozois:4

"Webs," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 07|16, published on by .

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Pro: All the elements of a good story are here: Anna, who wanted so much to have a child of her own; the neighbors, who want to save their daughter. And the crazies.

Con: Too many basic writing problems spoil this story. As-you-know-Bob dialogue, narrated emotions (aka "show don't tell"), and endless, unnecessary, intrusive infodumps.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Looks like this one is now available online:


  2. Also now online at Lightspeed 95, Apr 2018: