Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Everlasting Humming of the Earth, by Molly Gloss


(Psionic SF) Joyce has a gift that lets her predict earthquakes, but she only knows when they’ll happen, not where, and the stress of it keeps her awake at nights. (7,033 words; Time: 23m)

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"The Everlasting Humming of the Earth," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 07-08|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.391 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Joyce’s gift is a curse. It makes it hard for her to sleep. It made her online life miserable. It even alienates her from her son. This is the story of how she suffered and how she found some relief.

It was very sad how much she missed her husband. He accepted he as she was and loved her no matter what. No wonder she was so lost without him.

Con: Someone who could routinely demonstrate that she could predict major quakes a few days in advance would not have so much trouble attracting serious attention. That’s the hardest part of the story to believe.

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