Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Bruce Sterling's "We See Things Differently"

Posted by Trent Walters at 4:26 AM
This is not so much a story (lacking an arc) than speculative world politics observed through a Muslim reporter--speculations which have quickly become obsolete. For this reason, some may prefer to call it alternate history and, therefore, non-Mundane. Others may see spot-on character realism, carrying forward much of today into tomorrow, and after all, there was nothing to say at the time that that was not a possible future. "We See Things Differently" is one of many that hangs in a sort of gray area of the Mundane -> non-Mundane story continuum.