Saturday, February 13, 2010

Nancy Kress' "Exegesis" (flash fiction, humor, free): How language evolves...

Best single piece I've seen from author so far.

Story summary.

A harmless sentence - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.", from Margaret
Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind, looked at every 100 years from 1950 to 2850.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (eds)' "Year's Best SF 15" (2010).

Fact sheet.

First published: Asimov's, April/May 2009.
Download full text.
Rating: A.
Added to my "best of 2009" list.
Related: Stories of Nancy Kress; fiction about language & communications.