Re: Clad in Gossamer

One thing I’m finding in Nancy Kress stories is really good portrayals of jerks. In “Clad in Gossamer”, her take on The Emperor’s New Clothes, you know everyone’s a jerk, so it works well.

Prince Jasper, the hulking, loutish, jealous brother of Prince Florian knowingly hires the two mountebanks. He thinks he can exploit the well-known properties of invisible clothes, but he gets so caught up in his scheme, before long, he’s not sure what’s going on anymore. Be warned, it gets a little explicit toward the end.

Collected in Silver Birch, Blood Moon, or you can listen to it on Podcastle.