The ED SF Project

The Ellen Datlow/SCI FICTION Project, that is. We're showing the love for five and a half years of great short fiction, and we need your help! We've got over 300 stories to cover, so if you're a person who loves short speculative fiction, we want you. Go here to read the list and add your voice.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"Boz" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch: An Appreciation by Paul Oppenheimer

Rusch's "Boz" reminds of the more recent coup d'imagination of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

How does one love an autistic child (whether called "Captain" or not)? How does one delicately slip into the interstices of the hyperdeveloped, hyperconnected brain (v. "Nature via Nurture") a human, empathetic touch, such as those of us whose brains are not entirely occupied with their inner activity crave?

Softly, slowly, secretly, a discreet love slips in.

Link to story.


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