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Challenge 727

Hammer Throw

  1. In Edna C. Horning’s “God Has One, Too,” why did Cricket’s Aunt Lucy and Uncle Sulo not report her as a missing person? What seems to have been their prime concern?

  2. In Richard Pearson’s “Deception Is Our Stock in Trade”:

    1. How are the pirates depicted as likeable?
    2. What is the political situation? Does either “Earth Gov” or the Mars colony appear to be favored or disfavored?
    3. How does Christine plan to escape?
    4. In what way does the story echo the discussion of energy supply in “Space Colonies: the Dark Side”?
  3. In Ásgrímur Hartmannsson’s “Lars versus Space Aliens”:

    1. At what point do Dennis the Axe and Dire Wolf Carsten appear?
    2. What is Lars’ nickname?
    3. Where does the story take place?
    4. At what points does the narrative use self-recursive irony?
    5. Do the space aliens cause any damage? How many people does Lars kill, at a rough estimate? How would you describe Lars’ mental state?

Responses welcome!

date Copyright August 21, 2017 by Bewildering Stories
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