28 May 2004

Stranger Things Happen in Love

Luke at Monosylabik offers some advice to anyone trying to get their significant other to read speculative fiction, saying that his girlfriend had remained impervious to his SFnal advances until he gave her one particular book:
Though she and I have loved many of the same films that can be classified as science fiction, films such as Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, she has not been overly enthusiastic about any of the speculative fiction books I've urged her to try. Until now. She's now reading Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link and really enjoying it. So there you are spec fic fans -- if you, like me, have struggled for years to get that special someone in your life to read some spec fic, try Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen. A bit of relationship advice free from The Love Guru.
Good advice it is. If you want to preview some of the stories in that fine collection of fiction, here are some that are online:
The Specialist's Hat
The Girl Detective
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
Survivor's Ball (or, The Donner Party)
Most of My Friends are Two-Thirds Water

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