"I woke with my lungs burning and a wall of green murk crushing me. I thought I was going to die, until I saw that there was a boy in the water."
Praise Leviathan! Grab a bucket of squid ink and brave the murky depths for book club to talk about "Circus Girl, The Hunter, and Mirror Boy", a spooky, ghostly, magical short story by Neon Yang. We dive deep into mirror symbolism and marvel at the moody atmosphere, dystopian drowned future worldbuilding, and endless clever easter eggs packed into this evocative short. Stay dry, squiddies.
Cover art by Ashley Mackenzie.
Read the story on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/30/circus-girl-the-hunter-and-mirror-boy/
* Theme: Magical Transition by Kevin McLeod
* Additional music and sound effects from zapsplat.com
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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