Wednesday, February 14, 2018

On the Occasion of A Burial of Ernest Zach Ulrich, by Mary Kuryla

[Strange Horizons]
★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Fantasy) Nanny gives the man's eulogy, including the personal statement of how the deceased once found himself turned into a bear. (4,585 words; Time: 15m)

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 02/12/18, published on .

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Pro: The story has a lot of tension in it, whether we’re waiting for the bear to eat the girl or wondering if he’s going to rape her.

Con: The envelope story, about how this is being read at his funeral, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. The story itself has no actual plot, given that the bear is the protagonist and has no particular goals.

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