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The Ant King by Benjamin Rosenbaum
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Jun 30, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction-and-fantasy
Read in June, 2009

Benjamin Rosenbaum is my new favorite writer of science fiction because...

...he imagines a waterfront district where old women cruise grandmothers' bars.
...he has written not one, but several, one-page stories that have altered my hope for the future.
...when he writes about a woman turning into gumballs it isn't a silly surrealist throw-away, but an important clue to understanding a story.
...he has re-written Sense and Sensibility in a way that makes me ashamed of my own literary pretensions.
...after reading this excellent and varied collection of stories, he is the living writer I'd most trust to imagine a virtual reality into which I'd allow my dying brain to be uploaded.
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