Saturday, July 9, 2016

Snow Day, by Catherynne M. Valente

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(Modern Fantasy) Gudrun, age 40, lives in a house in the jungle on an island in Hawaii, waiting for the world to come to an end. (8,935 words; Time: 29m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 11, published on .

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Pro: The writing is beautiful. The images are vivid. The characters are amusing.

Con: Nothing in the story makes any sense. Except for the clone, there's no speculative element in the story at all, and the clone appears to have no real role in the story. Nor is Gudrun really trying to do anything herself, other than waiting for "snow day," when everything dies.

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