Monday, April 02, 2018

Reader's Diary #1780- Jake Waller: Division

Jake Waller's "Division" is a pretty interesting piece of flash fiction involving a vix tournament (a variant of table tennis) being played by intersex Martians. At least, I think they're Martians, maybe they're humans who just happen to be on Mars.

What I found most interesting is the unknown cause of the tension- there's a sabotage afoot but it could be due to intersex bigotry or it could be purely an athletic conspiracy. It helps that Waller is able to establish a plausible world, even aspects of a culture, in such a short space.

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