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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:15 am 
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I feel like Prim would have loved this.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:42 pm 
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I wish I could read it!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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Is that supposed to be legible? It’s minuscule.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:06 am 
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Sorry, I posted it on Tapatalk. Must have shrunk it. Let me go find it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:10 am 
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Apologies for the stretch but it needs to be this long to be readable!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Thanks, Al! I agree that Prim would have loved that.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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I love stories with really alien aliens. :)


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And yet it still betrays our own prejudices with regard to what we think life must be and what we consider "habitable" environments. Yes, well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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This is They're Made out of Meat by Terry Bisson, published in 1991 and nominated for Nebula. I feel certain that Prim knew it, and loved it.

The text is available here: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stori ... Made.shtml and a quick search brings up several videos of it being performed, such as this one


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Yes, I've read it on these boards somewhere before; maybe she was even the one who posted it...


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Actually it was posted by ... But Prim did specifically respond by talking about how great the author was.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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Wow. I'm getting senile. :)

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Great; another author recommendation from Prim! (Makes a quick note)

And that was great!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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In this Twitter thread, the Nebula and Hugo nominee Shiv Ramdas chronicles his brother-in-law's misadventure with a truck full of rice, and it's the best short story I read all year.

https://twitter.com/nameshiv/status/130 ... 15904?s=20

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 Post subject: Re: Short Stories
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That was hilarious!

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