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I used to think my memory was reliable Then I tried to apologize to my younger brother for an act that had bothered me for decades It robably wasn t actually the worst thing I ever did to him and I was young enough Edit 2712 Just noticed that GR merged the reviews between Chiang short story rated 5 and this collection which I rated 3 But now because of the merge the collection has 5 stars rating instead of 3 which I will correct now of course GR The Bachelor Takes A Bride / Coming Home To A Cowboy people don t mess with our rating If you must choose between ratings choose the one for the collection not for the short one because this is your idea anyway not ours Therefore keep it straight A brilliant story about truth weaved from twoarallel وردة من دمي (روايات أحلام، plans one about memories true vs fabricated the other about words written vs spoken Again Chiang manages toroduce a brilliant iece Not at all a light reading but well worthy of your timeIt can be read here reviewI thought this to be a collection of sci fi and fantasy stories and it turned out that its tales are mostly from urban fantasy horror and alternate reality Some are stunning some are ok others did not appeal to me at all However for the above genre s lovers I think it will be much enjoyable than it was for me I recommend it though because there is a wide variety of ideas and styles and it is impossible not to find something to lease you Even for the few I very much liked I still think it was worthy of my timeSome are to be found on ublisher s site if you d like a glimpse on them the link is in the title and below are a few words of my impressions on each Perfidia by Lewis Shiner an alternate history about the disappearance of jazz musician Glenn Miller Part thriller art mystery fast The Aquarian Teacher Kri International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level I Yoga Manual Part Nine, Sets And Meditations paced 35 Game by Maria Dahvana Headley another speculative fiction which is based on the killing of the men eater Champawat Tigress by Jim Corbett A story about regrets redemption and theower of nature 45 The Last Log of the Lachrimosa by Alastair Reynolds a story in Revelation Space universe both brilliant and chilling An extended review here 55 The Seventeenth Kind by Michael Marshall Smith the story of a skilled salesman who s able to sell anything to anyone aliens included lol Funny and nicely written 35Also there is a short movie made after it and can be found here Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind by Rachel Swirsky heart wrenching apocalyptic story and a reminder that what we sow is what we reap 55 The Pile by Michael Bishop what the heck did I just read I can appreciate the love of a father for his son this story was written based on author son notes but I totally disliked the outcome Really creepy and nonsensical stuff 15 The Bohemian Astrobleme by Kage Baker a steampunk story in which a team goes in Southern Lady, Yankee Spy pursuit of a rare stone with somearticular The Overflowing of Friendship properties Unfortunately it does not lead anywhere and at the end you ask yourself ok and Great idea not so great execution 25 Tanglefoot by Cherie Priest a steampunk horror story about a boy and his friends a sort of Chucky a senile doctor and a not so crazyatient hospitalized in an institution Might sound strange but it has a really touching approach on feelings about dementia 45 Hide and Horns by Joe R Lansdale a funny western horror story surprising combination with an unusual gunslinger The language slang like it is the strength of the story churlish yet hilarious and savory 45 Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul by Daniel Abraham another steampunk story featuring Balfour and Meriwether a couple very much resembling Holmes and Watson in which they are trying to decipher the mystery behind an evil spirit Dolly Is Dead (Sarah Deane Mystery, possessing the Emperor of Russia and Victoria ueen of England and Empress of India Unconvincing characters and too many clich s in the story 25 Last Breath by Joe Hill a couple with their child goes to a museum they thought to host an exhibit of science instead they found out that it was of silence Joe Hill does know how to write a creepy story 45 Younger Women by Karen Joy Fowler aaranormalurban fantasy involving a vampire his adolescent girlfriend and her mother Nothing special about it 25 White Lines on a Green Field by Catherynne M Valente something about a cheerleader an American football Jingle-Bell Baby player and their teenage friends Skimmed through it didn t find anything on my taste 15 The Least of the Deathly Arts by Kat Howard aarable of love and death enveloped in oetry simply gorgeous 55 Water Can t be Nervous by Jonathan Carroll a story about love compromises and regrets Nice although I fail to see why was it included in this anthology I didn t find anything fantastic in it 25 Valley of the Girls by Kelly Link a mix between Egyptian mythology a virtual reality not uite sure about it though in a consumerism society Not in the least on my taste 15 Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill by Hal Duncan a story with werewolves and vampires but nothing to say about it 25 Troublesolving by Tim Pratt a mix between noir and time travel Unfinished from my PoV 25 The Indelible Dark by William Browning Spencer I have no idea what I just read 15 The Prayer of Ninety Cats by Caitl n R Kiernan an alternate story about countess Elisabeta Bathory Freddy Krueger was an angel compared to how she s depicted here Horror at its best as a story and also as writing style 45 The Crane Method by Ian R MacLeod a story about a discovery and the curse around it Pretty solid 35 The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn by Robert Silverberg another story about a discovery but seemed unfinished to me Also it could be a dictionary of invented terms because I never encountered this many in a short story If I gather all the invented terms from Sanderson s series I don t think the number will match the one from here 15 The Toys of Caliban script by George RR Martin a story in Twilight Zone universe about a child with an unusual gift better said curse A really really creepy story masterfully crafted 55 The Secret History of the Lost Colony by John Scalzi first truly sci fi story in this anthology Part of Old Man s War universe 35 The Screams of Dragons by Kelley Armstrong another creepy story about a child who s having some strange dreams which trigger a series of awful events 35 The Dry Spell by James P Blaylock a story of a man and his obsession of rain odd tale 25 He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes by Harlan Ellison the author said as the end that this story is dedicated to his friend Ray Bradbury but only him knows what he meant because I for one did not get it 25 A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong by KJ Parker a story in the unmistakable style of KJ Parker and his witty twists 45 The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang A brilliant story about truth weaved from two arallel lans one about memories true vs fabricated the other about words written vs spoken Again Chiang manages to roduce a brilliant Feeling Pleasures piece Not at all a light reading but well worthy of your time 55 A Long Walk Home by Jay Lake the last story of this anthology is another sci fi one in which on a farawaylanet one man after a research deep under a mountain comes back and finds out that all the Leaf by Niggle planet sopulation of is gone and King Maker (Knights of Breton Court possibly from the whole universe 35 ARC received from Subterranean Press Twitter SubPress via NetGalley Superbe writing and fascinating thoughtrovoking subjects masterfully rendered through an alternance between two The White Horse of Zennor plans and stories which are somehow related even if not directly connectedI have NEVER raised the uestion of someone not knowing what a word is or how I could explain such a concept to someone I always considered it an intrinsic concept The same with the fine line between righteousness and truth or the one between a reliable remembrance and the truthThis just became my favorite work of Chiang s and I cannot recommend this highly enoughMerged review Note I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Subterranean Press in exchange for an honest review Many of the stories can be read for free on Subterranean I linked them in my review for a taste of the collection Below each of the stories rated with its own stars and a few words of each trying to avoid spoilers I really liked that every story isreceded by a short bio of the author Perfidia by Lewis Shiner 355 An alternate history mixed with research and mystery uncovering lus a little stoll in the atiues markets of Paris explaining the disappearance of jazz musician Glenn Miller reminded me a little of Ben Aaronovitch s Peter Grant and his jazzy father Game by Maria Dahvana Headley 355 Read it HEREA speculative fiction inspired by the memoirs of Jim Corbett this is a story about memories and regrets about friendship and betrayal written in the form of a diary alternating between resent and Tempting a Texan (The Texas Series, past like every man dying from the beginning of his days I regret the things I didn t do and I regret the things I did The Last Log of the Lachrimosa by Alastair Reynolds 55 Read it HEREThe writing is flowing thelot is very interesting the characters ar. From its launch in 2005 to its final issue in 2014 Subterranean magazine Organizational Behavior and Virtual Work published stories by the leading lights of science fiction and fantasy literature From Hugo and Nebula winners to Pulitzer and Booker Prize finalists to New York Times bestsellers this anthology collects 30ieces of Subterranean’s best representing diverse breathtaking short fiction from today’s modern mastersIn “ Last Breath” Joe Hill spins the tale of a man who collects the breaths of the dying for his haunting museum Catherynne M Valente’s “ White Lines on a Green Field” chronicles what might happen if Coyote became a small town high school uarterback Karen Joy Fowler’s “ Younger Women” finds a woman confronting her daughter’s new boyfriend who happens to be a vampire Visit the Twilight Zone via George RR Martin in the script “ The Toys of Caliban” In Ted Chiang’s “ The Truth of Fact the
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He word and the world and neither are inherently forces for ease or good The Very similar to Black Mirror s The Entire History of You it uses the same concept of having a iece of technology implanted that records all your life making it extremely easy to have access to every memory unaltered Ted Chiang takes a similar idea but what makes out of it is completely different offering another view of how such technology would affect individuals This was a thought rovoking short story It is categorized as science fiction but really just in the sense that one thread of the story Light As A Feather, Cold As A Marble (Weeping Willow plants the reader at aoint in the future A future where technology has become so The Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter pervasive thaterhaps you don t need to learn or remember much of anything at all Sound a bit frightening and Sex Powers University 2 perhaps not too far off track This is most definitely a relevant topic in our digital age A separate narrative takes the reader to aoint in the not too distant Deadly Seduction past and examines the effect that the introduction of literacy has on a community Both stories will challenge you to consider memory and truth and what effect the recording of such concepts have on individuals close relationships and society at large What is in our nature that makes us inherently human and are we willing to sacrifice this for the sake of technology This story took a turn that I was not expecting and forced me to re think my beliefs all over again Well worth the read if you utilize technology or the written word Ahem I m looking at you Goodreads friend It s short simple and enjoyable story I saw a comment that this reminds a tv series called black mirror and i completely agree with it It s about all these new technologies contoling and taking over everyone s decisions in their hands So when you think about it it s truly marvelous and scary at the same timeand you can read it online Got to mull this onereview to followMull it I did and I ve written reviews for 800age novels that were easier than this This story is complicated it is a tad frightening and it is remarkably relevant If you have ever wondered where technology is going and think it has become too invasive you will find here your worst fears realized What is remarkable is that you will at the same time get a different view of how useful or harmful this invasion can be It is a short story I won t Full review at my blogBest stories in this anthology A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 Alternate World novella by K J Parker about the creative genius of two musicians review The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang about a Randy Comfort Rise Again perfect memory recording gadget review Worst stories The Secret History of the Lost Colony 2008 SF short story by John Scalzi He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 short story by Harlan Ellison review Contents 9 Perfidia 2004 thriller novelette about Glen Miller s death by Lewis Shiner review 49 Game 2012 Magical realism novelette about hunting tigers in 1950 by Maria Dahvana Headley review 79 The Last Log of the Lachrimosa by Alastair Reynolds Horror didn t read 125 The Seventeenth Kind SF comedy about a shopping channelresenter a novelette by Michael Marshall Smith review 145 Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind Post Apocalyptic short story with multiple lasts by Rachel Swirsky review 157 The Pile ghost story about a Macarena dancing gorilla toy by Michael Bishop review 175 The Bohemian Astrobleme 2010 Steampunk novelette by Kage Baker about a rostitute spy investigation in Bohemia review 205 Tanglefoot 2008 Steampunk novelette by Cherie Priest about a boy creating a clockwork doll review 235 Hide and Horns 2009 Western novelette by Joe R Lansdale review 259 Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul 2011 Steampunk novelette by Daniel Abraham review 285 Last Breath 2005 Weird short story by Joe Hill review 295 Younger Women 2011 Weird short story by Karen Joy Fowler review 303 White Lines on a Green Field 2011 Magic realism novelette by Catherynne M Valente review 323 The Least of the Deathly Arts 2012 Fantaasy short story by Kat Howard review 335 Water Can t be Nervous 2012 Mainstream short story by Jonathan Carroll review 345 Valley of the Girls 2011 SF short story by Kelly Link review 361 Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill 2012 Urban Fantasy short story by Hal Duncan review 381 Troublesolving 2009 SF novelette by Tim Pratt review 407 The Indelible Dark 2012 SF Metafiction novelette by William Browning Spencer review 435 The Prayer of Ninety Cats 2013 Dark Fantasy novelette by Caitl n R Kiernan review 471 The Crane Method 2011 Magical realism short story by Ian R MacLeod review 485 The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn 2011 SF novelette by Robert Silverberg review 521 The Toys of Caliban 1986 Horror novelette by George R R Martin Screenplay for The New Twilight Zone S2E29 based on an unpublished story by Terry Matz 561 The Secret History of the Lost Colony 2008 SF short story by John Scalzi A removed chapter from The Last Colony Why would anyone else than absurdely hardcore fans of that series want to read something like that Why is this considered a Best of Subterranean 577 The Screams of Dragons 2014 Urban Fantasy novelette by Kelley Armstrong review 619 The Dry Spell 2009 Magical realism short story by James P Blaylock about a man daring the heavens to rain review 635 He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 short story by Harlan Ellison review 645 A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 Alternate World novella by K J Parker about the creative genius of two musicians review 685 The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang about a erfect memory recording gadget review 723 A Long Walk Home 2011 Far future SF novelette by Jay Lake about loneliness review Merged review Repost from my blogSummary What would a ყინულის სასახლე perfect memory mean for us and our culture How changed literacy our subjectivity A journalist explores theros and cons of a Cyborgish memory enhancement gadget called Remem which lets you capture search and replay every instance of your liveblog It would bring a change similar to reading and writing for our Western culture so he writes the story of the savage folk of Tev who slowly learn the impact of written truth versus oral truth He can t stop Iktomi and the Berries people adopting the gadget like the tribes oral culture could stop writing onaper so he tried to find the Better Policing with Microsoft Office 2007 positive in itReview First I feared yet another linguistic exploration of the Sapir Whorf hypothesis which Chiang already explored in Story of your Life but then it gladly developed in a different direction that of literacy The story contains lots of brain food about different sorts of truth the harsh truth of facts versus smoothening truth of feeling the stories of yourself which you need to comfort yourself or your tribe which are based on forgiving and forgetting The author gave us two interposedoint of views for comparison and to understand the concept one set in the future in first Escaflowne (Escaflowne Newtype 100% Collection, 40) personerspective of the journalist who wrote the whole story It is mostly about the relationship to his daughter and his finding out with the help of the memory gadget that he was wrong about his historyAnd I think I ve found the real benefit of digital memory The Wild Pork and Watercress point is not torove you were right the Shorty point is to admit you were wrongThe tribal version of adopting new forms of memory was narrated in theoint of view of a boy who learned reading and writing from a missionary I found the insights into the Articles on Works by C. S. Lewis, Including process wonderful and bringing a lot to understand what the futuristic gadget would bring to our culture Just one sampleIt was only many lessons later that Jijingi finally understood where he should leave spaces and what Moseby meant when he said word You could not find thelaces where words began and ended by listening The sounds a Interracial Romance BWWM person made while speaking were as smooth and unbroken as the hide of a goat s leg but the words were like the bones underneath the meat and the space between them was the joint where you d cut if you wanted to separate it intoieces By leaving spaces when he wrote Moseby was making visible the bones in what he saidThis gadget will change our Gaddafis Harem private oral culture just as writing changed the tribal s oral culture It will be difficult to rewrite ourasts to our needsSometimes the narration feels like an essay than a story it moves slowly even contemplative And then it isn t an essay at all but character driven Puff providing a lot of character development and insights into the main characters Anyways it is a masterful usage of futuristic technology to explorehilosophical topics in the frame of a short story Chiang focuses on the searchable story telling capabilities of technology only and left out several other aspects that this gadget could be used for think of medical usagesI fully recommend this novelette to everyone searching for heavy weight stories It will stay with you for some time Did you already think about your own made up stor. Omen 2011 by Karen Joy Fowler White Lines on a Green Field 2011 by Catherynne M Valente The Least of the Deathly Arts 2012 by Kat Howard Water Can't Be Nervous 2012 by Jonathan Carroll Valley of the Girls 2011 by Kelly Link Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill 2012 by Hal Duncan Troublesolving 2009 by Tim Pratt The Indelible Dark 2013 by William Browning Spencer The Prayer of Ninety Cats 2013 by Caitlín R Kiernan The Crane Method 2011 by Ian R MacLeod The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn 2011 by Robert Silverberg The Toys of Caliban script 2005 by George RR Martin The Secret History of the Lost Colony 2008 by John Scalzi The Screams of Dragons 2014 by Kelley Armstrong The Dry Spell 2009 by James P Blaylock He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 by Harlan Ellison A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 by KJ Parker The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 by Ted Chiang A Long Walk Home 2011 by Jay Lake.
E compelling and extremly well developed for a work of such a small size Here you can find a slightly elaborate review greed The only thing in the universe stronger than fear The Seventeenth Kind by Michael Marshall Smith 35 A story about a teleshopping salesman very easily flowing and uite funny They even made a short movie after this story Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind by Rachel Swirsky 45 Read it HEREAn emotional Laid to Ruin (Lancelots Fall, post apocalyptic story with lots of LASTs the last man the last lie the last technological development the last act of kindness the last act of malice the last anything Unfortunately rather fit for the end of humanity The Pile by Michael Bishop 15 Read it HEREA story about a haunted dancing monkey Despite the tragedy that surrounds this work it was written in the memory of his son who died in the Virginia Tech massacre and based on his notes this work had no value for me The Bohemian Astrobleme by Kage Baker 35 Read it HEREThe Gentlemen s Speculative Society I ll let you discover for yourself what this society does is in search of a rare red stonegem with specialroperties and sends some of its best Leyendas Negras people including a deluxerostitute to find and acuire it I rather enjoyed the writing and the very dry humor The book is The Iron Palace (Shadowed Path, part of The Gentlemen s Speculative Society Series which is a companion to The Company Series both seemingly worth checking out Tanglefoot by Cherie Priest 355 Read it HERETheoretically a horror clockwork story but with even interesting secondary narrative orphan boy taken under therotection of a doctor and inventor who now suffers from dementia now living in the basement of a mental institution Hide and Horns by Joe R Lansdale 45 Read it HEREOh the dark humor in this one Excellent writing the story is a strangish western with hints of racism Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul by Daniel Abraham 35 Read it HEREA victorian short story set during the Great Game featuring Balfour and Meriwether an interesting Bad, Bad Bluebloods (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep pair alike the famous Sherlock and DrWatson the entertaining Russian Czarina Maria Feodorovna a seemingly Afghan wizard and lots of opium Last Breath by Joe Hill 355 Very interesting and creepyremises a silence museum where you can find sealed jars with connected headphoneseardrums that help you feel the last breath of different In the Cavern of the Night persons There s also a short video on Youtube made after this story Younger Women by Karen Joy Fowler 255 During the whole story I had the distinct impression that she was talking about Twilight if this was aarody it s ok White Lines on a Green Field by Catherynne M Valente 35 Read it HEREAs usual I found Valente s writing engrossing and mysterious I think hers is the only magical realism I actually like Lots of symbols and mythology but the football and teen sex aren t that interesting to get the bad boys of butte past the 3 I liked it The Least of the Deathly Arts by Kat Howard 355 Read it HEREWhat aremises How I would have liked to see this as a longer Romancing the Customer prose a little less abstract and vague As it was it did not satisfy my need for a clearer and concrete statementturn ofhrase Water Can t be Nervous by Jonathan Carroll 355 Read it HEREA story about love and compromise of failures and regrets with a beautiful and compelling writing but a rather obscure ending Valley of the Girls by Kelly Link 155 Read it HEREA story about The Articles of Release (The Release privileged teenagers who have look alikes and who build their own Egyptianyramids for The Sleepwalkers parties and afterlife with love triangles and other confusing stuff not my kind of thing even though it could have been interesting Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill by Hal Duncan 35 Read it HEREInteresting approach to vampires and werewolves but hey i ve got a soft spot on them Addedoints for making a little fun of Twilight D he Idle Ideas in 1905 probably fucking glittered by the time he showed up as a late transfer in school to take her breath away She of course being the only girl this gorgeous hunk had eyes for Troublesolving by Tim Pratt 255 A kind of interesting noir time travel story mixed with mystery I liked it as I read it but after some time I realized I didn t remember much about it The Indelible Dark by William Browning Spencer 1 5 Read it HEREThere is aossibility that the concept would be interesting but the execution was really crappy The Prayer of Ninety Cats by Caitl n R Kiernan 35 Read it HEREA mix between horror dark fantasy and alternate history about the mass murderer Elisabeta B thory Hungarian countess supplemented with a very interesting metafiction PoV The Crane Method by Ian R MacLeod 355 Read it HEREA story about an Oxford Haunted Marion, Ohio professor who takes credit for othereople s work a discovery and a curse Good writing although the outcome is Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, predictable The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn by Robert Silverberg 25 Read it HEREWhy would youut so many new notions invented Oracle APEX 18.1 For Beginners: A platform to rapidly develop data-centric web applications accessible from a multitude of devices places animal names etc in a short story LE I understand this isart of Majipoor series but even so why would it be included in an anthology if it s clearly not standing on its one at least Protectors of the Stars (Theias Moons, partly also the ending was totally flatunfinished so I didn t much like this one The Toys of Caliban script by George RR Martin 455 I really liked this script story it was fascinating and engrossing and creepy Apparently it is the screenplay for an episode in The New Twilight Zone TV series The Secret History of the Lost Colony by John Scalzi 355 Read it HEREThis is my first meeting with Scalzi s work and I must say I really liked it even though it s not really a short story but a removed chapter of this 3rd book in the Old Man series so you reractically thrown in an unknown background But even from this little bit his characters seem compelling the writing is good and it clearly made me want to read his works The Screams of Dragons by Kelley Armstrong 355 Read it HEREGood fantasy mixed with horror featuring a boy who dreams of screaming dragons verging on a The Total Fishing Manual (Field Stream) psychological analogy The Dry Spell by James P Blaylock 25 Read it HEREA magical realism story about a man conjuring rain not bad but odd He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes by Harlan Ellison 15 Read it HEREDon t even know how to describe this but I didn t like it a bitLE nothing comes to mind when thinking back to this story and I really mean NOTHING A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong by KJ Parker 55 Read it HEREAnother brilliant story of Parker s about arofessor with great knowledge about music and structure and a student with creative genius The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang 55 Read it HERESuperbe writing and fascinating thought rovoking subjects masterfully rendered through an alternance between two lans and stories which are somehow related even if not directly connectedI have NEVER raised the uestion of someone not knowing what a word is or how I could explain such a concept to someone I always considered it an intrinsic concept The same with the fine line between righteousness and truth or the one between a reliable remembrance and the truth A Long Walk Home by Jay Lake 35 Read it HEREuite interesting story about loneliness a genetically improved man is left on a distant Informing the Future planet after an incident where all electronic devices stopped workingOverall this collection had both brilliant and crappy imo works but I enjoyed reading it A total rating of 31 stars Truthful Shocking Philosophical Did not expect it I was actually uite skeptical about it up to The Twist than a half the story in And then it just shocked meThis short story will make you think about your own life and try to remember your own mistakes Because it can all apply to you too Nobody s exempt from this And you never think about it You don t even know what you might be hiding from yourself Humans are very interesting the way theirersonalities function Is there ultimate truth Does ultimate truth matter in the long run Do we always know who we really are Or do we just Dragons Do Eat Homework (The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book, pick what s convenient or maybe just what enables us not to crumble and go onOther than the uestions themselves thisiece is written well I especially loved it how the author weaved the two stories together and how they reinforced the The Last Ride of German Freddie point Very nicely done Some great writingI can t remember who recommended this to me but I know it was one of my Goodreads friends Thank you whoever it was Review of Ted Chiang s story The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling Review was reassigned by GR librarians re categorising the story When you learn to read you will be born againand you will never be uite so alone again Rumer GoddenTwo stories separated by centuries and continents explore the ramifications of becoming literate versus the conseuences of being deskilled by technology for individuals and societiesIn the near future thread mosteople have outsourced much of their memory to lifelogs audio and video ultimately becoming cognitive cyborgsFar away Jijingi aged 13 is taught to read by a missionary the only 16 v ja haku päällä person in his village who canBoth technologies change howeople think act and The Malbim Esther process Ruth of Feeling” the narratives of a journalist and a young man are told in contrast both impacted by technology and literacy And in Kelley Armstrong’s “ The Screams of Dragons” a boy is declared a changeling and things only get stranger from there Otherieces visit far flung space and intimate sick rooms the futuristic yramids of the rich and a jungle where a man eating tiger stalks a villageContents Perfidia 2004 by Lewis Shiner Game 2012 by Maria Dahvana Headley The Last Log of the Lachrimosa 2014 by Alastair Reynolds The Seventeenth Kind 2007 by Michael Marshall Smith Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind 2007 by Rachel Swirsky The Pile 2008 by Michael Bishop The Bohemian Astrobleme 2010 by Kage Baker Tanglefoot 2008 by Cherie Priest Hide and Horns 2009 by Joe R Lansdale Balfour and Meriwether in The Vampire of Kabul 2011 by Daniel Abraham Last Breath 2005 by Joe Hill Younger