Day 24, story 24: Contains Multitudes

Product by:
Ben Burgis

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Rating:
3
On December 19, 2013
Last modified:January 2, 2014

Summary:

Within that half hour it paints the story of a whole alternative history, where the Earth has been invaded by aliens and has somehow merged with humanity. It does this very effectively. Of course there are few details but you get enough of a sense of what happened to get the idea and understand the context of the story.

It is also a love story between two teenagers. And there is no pinning what so ever - so that is lovely! It is really sweet and feels so real - unlike so many teenage love stories.

full_containsmultitudesTitle: Contains Multitudes
Author: Ben Burgis
Published: tor.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction
Length: short story
Reading time: 18 minutes

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

While Tuesday’s story was very very long and quite complex, this story was a short little thing that I read in less than half an hour.

Within that half hour it paints the story of a whole alternative history, where the Earth has been invaded by aliens and has somehow merged with humanity. It does this very effectively. Of course there are few details but you get enough of a sense of what happened to get the idea and understand the context of the story.

It is also a love story between two teenagers. And there is no pinning what so ever – so that is lovely! It is really sweet and feels so real – unlike so many teenage love stories.

I found the story really enjoyable and lovely.

Within that half hour it paints the story of a whole alternative history, where the Earth has been invaded by aliens and has somehow merged with humanity. It does this very effectively. Of course there are few details but you get enough of a sense of what happened to get the idea and understand the context of the story. It is also a love story between two teenagers. And there is no pinning what so ever - so that is lovely! It is really sweet and feels so real - unlike so many teenage love stories.

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