Friday, May 5, 2017

Notes from Liminal Spaces, by Hiromi Goto

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(Modern Fantasy) Eiko sees a meteor, finds three dead birds, and is sure that it’s an omen telling her to do something. (4,220 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 16, published on .

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This work divides into a story and an essay. The story is very simple and has a single speculative idea and does nothing with it. The essay is very dull.

Disclosure: I’m a gay man who came out of the closet in at age 15 in 1974 in Chattanooga, Tennessee while attending a private, religious, boy’s school. For me, “queer” is a trigger word, and likely always will be. As a result, I found the essay acutely painful to read, not just dull. It's arguable that I'm not able to be objective about this work.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I don't understand how the story and the essay are suppose to relate. The shifts in person and tense are a bit confusing. And it's rather disturbing.

  2. the story is related to perspective of the world, the spectacle and ideologies.