Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Short Story by Steven Gould
A group traveling through the post-apocalyptic American Southwest sits around a campfire with a can of beans and are told a story. And it is a pretty good story about religious nutbags persecuting a book dealer for trying to sell books to women (gasp!). Doesn't come off as preachy in the least and is actually quite touching, and a bit scary. And the metal-seeking, flesh-eating insects are great. This story is very complex for its 5 pages, and I can't do it justice without ruining it, but highly recommended. 4.5 out of 5 women learn to read from traveling book salesmen.