The Life & Death of Mia Fremont: An Interview with a Killer by A.K. Hudson (Apex Magazine; May 4, 2021)
The only short story I read in June was The Life & Death of Mia Fremont: An Interview with a Killer by A.K. Hudson. This was an interesting story. It mostly felt like a character study mixed with a hefty dose of misogyny. It showed up in the form of the way society/family can treat and expect women to be and behave. This messaging is conveyed through what the main character records, while sitting down at an interview with someone who was initially said to be a literal criminal. But with this story, there’s a slight speculative angle. And the ending left off with an overall question, a “what if,” that isn’t quite answered by the time the story ended.
From Around the Web…
- The Fragmented Horrors of Josh Malerman’s Goblin (Tobias Carroll; Tor.com, June 11, 2021)
- Print Run Podcast Episode #142: Change the Frame
- Into the Woods: Hannah Whitten’s For the Wolf (Molly Templeton; Tor.come, June 15, 2021)
- Closing the Book on a World: Andre Norton’s The Warding of Witch World (Judith Tarr; Tor.com, June 7, 2021)
- The History and Politics of Wuxia (Jeannette Ng; Tor.com; June 29, 2021)