Queen Lily

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 102 (November 2018)

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 102 by John Joseph Adams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review is only for Queen Lily by Theodora Goss (Goodreads policies mean that the short story has to be shelved as it was published – & there no individual publishing of this story) But, I really enjoyed this short story, so I don’t rule out trying some more writings in this issue at some point.

Very definitely you have to be in the mood to work hard as a reader, be a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, have some familiarity with Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell’s backstory – and love the fantastic.I had vague memories (at one stage I was worried this was going to become an extremely uncomfortable read!) of Carroll’s (Charles Dodgson’s) creepy obsession with Alice. But this story is way more than that, and I was carried into a world that was so inspired – and I don’t say that lightly.

It is a wonderful, but not an easy read. Grateful thanks to Tadiana’s delightful review for filling in the gaps in my knowledge.


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