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2016 Story 53

Today's story continues the run from Clockwork Phoenix 5, edited by Mike Allen:

53. BY THREAD OF NIGHT AND STARLIGHT NEEDLE by Shveta Thakrar.  Thakrar's story builds upon a mystery for the reader (rather than a mystery involving the characters): what do these various vignettes about siblings have in common? What connections can be made between these various pairs, in their different societies and time frames and economic circumstances? The author does answer that question, very sastisfactorily, by the end of the story ... and without the necessity of an info-dump for the reader. The vignettes overlap and interweave, with focus on two particular sister-brother pairs. I love stories that explore why we need each other, and Thakrar does that so well here.

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Apr. 21st, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC)
A STORY A DAY blog reviews all of CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5
User time_shark referenced to your post from A STORY A DAY blog reviews all of CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5 saying: [...] by Alex Dally MacFarlane “By Thread of Night and Starlight Needle [...]
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