The Insects of Love • 2014 • Weird novelette by Genevieve Valentine


Meta: isfdb. This weird novelette appeared 2014 @ It was re-published in The Best SF&F of the Year 2015. Illustration by Tran Nguyen.


Synopsis: One sister tries to solve the puzzle of her lost sister in several possible realities.

Review:  Beautifully written, but its dreamy touch led into nirvana, didn’t quite work for me, it left me… puzzling – which might be a good thing, because the story lasted. The literary experiment with stream of consciousness and interleaved realities weaving forward and backward in time was interesting and deserved one additional star.

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