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Slightly Behind And To The Left: Four Stories And Three Drabbles

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Claire Light's fiction shifts our perspective just enough off-center to render the world we know a strange and unfamiliar place. In this volume, a woman with the most thankless job in space will calculate a new kind of ''cold equation'' to get her home to port. In a fantastical place where adulthood is the biggest threat to adolescent boys, predators arise from unlikely ...more
Paperback, First Edition; Conversation Pieces Series #26, 90 pages
Published December 11th 2009 by Aqueduct Press
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Sara
Jan 27, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slightly behind and to the Left is a collection of short fiction and “drabbles,” as Light calls them—one-paragraph to half-page installments of highly conceptual flash fiction. The book is from Aqueduct Press’s series, Conversation Pieces, which examines feminism with a focus on feminist science fiction.

Light’s prose throughout this book is infused with an aura of menace and loss. She isn’t afraid to throw her characters into torturous scenarios like a mad scientist trying to see what sort of at
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Samantha
May 24, 2012 Samantha rated it liked it
One of the shorts, Pinball Effect, was better when I heard it on a pod-cast. The spelling of some the alien words and names were distracting. Vacation, another short, was a bit disturbing in it's conclusion. Overall, the collection was okay.
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