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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

13 Mar

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Kat straightens her shoulders. “Okay, we’re going to play. To start, imagine the future. The good future. No nuclear bombs. Pretend you’re a science fiction writer.”

Okay: “World government…. no cancer… no hoverboards…..”

“Go further. What’s the good future after that?”

“Spaceships. Party on Mars.”

“Further.”

“Star Trek. Transporters. You can go anywhere.”

“Further.”

I pause for a moment, then realise: “I can’t”

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