Thursday, December 20, 2012
Still Life with Boobs, by Anne Harris
This story made me smile all the way through. Still Life With Boobs got a Nebula nomination in 2005 for short story, and I might well have given it the award just for amusement. It's a single entendre most of the way, but not overwhelming at all. As with a lot of short stories it's hard to summarize without giving away the point, but what Harris does really well here is to work on body image and sexual issues with real humor. We tend to name certain body parts (though for some reason I never have), and that's where this starts, but it goes on quite far from there. Have fun. 4 stars.