Monday, November 12, 2018

Queen Lily, by Theodora Goss

Not Rated No Speculative Element

(Mainstream) As Lily dies from tuberculosis, she relives fantasies from “Through the Looking Glass,” by Lewis Carroll (7,720 words; Time: 25m)

"," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 102, published on .

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Review: 2018.653 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Lily is Lilia MacDonald, who, as a child, was friends with Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), the author of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” The story is thick with references to both stories and to the people who associated with Carroll. It concerns Lily’s last days before dying of tuberculosis.

Con: Other than Lilly’s hallucinations, this is a mainstream piece.

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