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Challenge 761

Mincemeat Pie

  1. In Stephen Owen’s Kevin’s Room, what shall the traveler do? Bed down in Kevin’s room? Ask for another helping of pie? Run screaming into the night?

  2. In Denny Marshall’s Orbital Mousetrap, what Twilight Zone episode does the poem recall?

  3. In Demetrios Matsakis’ The Sun-Lovers, why might the Sun communicate in Morse Code? Why might its message be phrased in 16th-century English?

  4. In Jhon Sánchez’ The IV-Therapy Coffee Shop of the 21st Century:

    1. How does the preservation of memory work in practice? At what age are bodies and memories preserved?
    2. How can reincarnation possibly preserve memories? How does one choose as whom or what to be reborn? When and where?
    3. Are infants born with a set of someone else’s memories? Are children conceived and born at the risk of not having a soul of their own?
    4. Can memories exist outside of the person in whom they were formed?

Responses welcome!

date Copyright May 14, 2018 by Bewildering Stories
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