Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Homefaring, by Robert Silverberg

This is, to my knowledge, the first time I've posted about a short story I've read.  But Homefaring was on my to read list for such a long time I figured it warranted its own entry.  So Homefaring-- I loved this story.  I didn't expect to find it so moving, silly as that may sound, but I'll be damned if I wasn't touched by it.  You wouldn't think a story about a man whose mind(?) is sent forward in time into the body of an intelligent lobster would be so touching.  I expected funny, or maybe frightening even, but touching?  Well it was, and I'm not ashamed to say it.
The volume I'm reading, Secret Sharers volume 1 is also great because there are intros to each story by the author.  Always interesting to hear what the writing was thinking about, aiming for, or even where they were in life at the time they wrote the story.  I've moved on to another story (not reading all or even in the order presented in the book), I'm not sure if I'll do a separate entry for each story or combine the rest into one post on this site.  Probably depends if I keep reading this volume or if I pick up something in between.

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