Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing, by Shakespace


(SF) Three different stories about how big changes came to three very different worlds. (7,404 words; Time: 24m)

"," by (translated by Andy Dudak, edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 166, published on .

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Review: 2020.361 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I kind of liked story #2, where the winged creatures don’t realize they’re living in a Dyson sphere until they drill their way out of it.

Con: Story #1 is really, really dull, and story #3 is dull and nonsensical. Even story #2 feels pointless at the end.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I liked how all three stories connected together. Endlessly nested inside one another. The first story is the sun in the Dyson sphere. The Dyson sphere is the grain of dust that falls into the serpent's eye in the third story. The third story is about the merging "snake" and "lizard" logic units in the first story.

    1. Hmmm. I guess that completely went past me. I didn't see any of the connections between the three.