Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stone Wall Truth, by Caroline Yoachim

There's a genre of stories out there that are mostly about the author working through some gruesome nightmare and what it would mean if it were true.  Some authors make a living on it.  Stone Wall Truth is one of those stories.  What would it mean if the shadows in our hearts were real ones, and could be seen if only we were opened up properly?  This story does it literally, told from the point of view of a surgeon that does it.  The Crystal Wall that such an "opened" person is hung on is some remnant of a more advanced technology.  Advanced at what, one wonders.  But it's told well, so worthwhile to read and ponder.  3 stars

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