It started off a bit slow, but once the “colonial” allegory (from the past) and “ecological mess” parallel (of the present) solidified, the story flowed well.
Interesting idea. That climax sort-of hits you, though...
An interesting concept, and a good story wrapped around it.
sad and beautiful
That was good! Perhaps a bit “jargony” for some-one new to the story-universe...
I believe you’ve misspelled Meg Elison’s name in the blurb at the end.
I’m not sure what’s going on here and I wouldn’t mind others sharing their interpretations. It seems like Lily Macdonald is lost in a fever dream that’s borrowing heavily from Lewis Carroll (who she knew as a child), and the girl who inspired Alice comes to visit her. Both Lily and Alice are a little uneasy/unsure…
That was a superb read. Great job setting up the mood and the era.
Excellent. There’s a lot of Stephen King’s moody 1950s in there. Tip of the hat for the stolen title.
Wow! Slow build, sharp climax, a bit of epilogue... that was really good!
Damn. That was deep. Good, emotive writing with just enough action to keep things moving. Most excellent!
I should not be tearing up over a story about an obsolete space freighter, but here we are. I am.
Well done! I would like to read more of this world.
Reminds me of Firefly/Serenity in the best way.
I think that was maybe the best Lightspeed story you’ve published here.
That was amazing!
I really enjoyed that. Thanks.