“Ghostweight” by Yoon Ha Lee

by kattomic

“Ghostweight” by Yoon Ha Lee


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Lee, who has a degree in math, says that it continually delights her that math can be mined for stories. In “Ghostweight” she weaves alien arithmetic, a calculus of deth,  with a poetic style all her own. It’s very easy to slip into her beautiful prose. This story was selected as one of storySouth’s notable stories for 2011. (Check out Sandra Seaman’s blog for the link to all the narrative goodness.) You can find it on the Clarke’sworld Magazine Site. I’d read it in concert with Ken Liu’s “Paper Menagerie” (which just won a Nebula award) and Toh EnJoe’s “Endoastronomy.”

See you tomorrow!