Friday, October 11, 2019

Spider, by Sérgio Motta

[Strange Horizons]
Not Rated No Speculative Element

(Mainstream) A poor child in São Paolo meets an old man with eight eyes who tells amazing stories. (3,768 words; Time: 12m)

"," by (edited by Vanessa Rose Phin), appeared in issue 09/30/19, published on .

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Review: 2019.569 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s a very touching story.

Con: Except for the description of the man having eight eyes, there’s no speculative element in the story at all, and since only Heitor can see those extra eyes (and they play no role in the story at all), it’s easier to interpret them as jewelry or clothing or something mundane.

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