Lately I’ve read several stories that play with the role of storytelling: “The Red Bride,” “A Whispering Voice,” “Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra.” Over and over again, I’m reminded of Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales: In The Night Garden.
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Some people write for the love of zombies and airships. Others for dinosaurs . Others write for the love of books and trains. And cities and maps. And deeply, deeply damaged people. Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente, tells the story of the things it loves in such bejeweled language, it seems to inspire still more […]
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