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Horton on Flytrap
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Rich Horton's summary of Flytrap for 2006:

Flytrap returned to biannual publication this year, with issues #5 and #6 appearing. Between the two, there were 15 stories this year, two novelettes, 13 short stories, about 50,000 words total. By my count, six of the stories were short-shorts.

Both novelettes were among my favorites. From #5, I enjoyed David Ira Cleary's "Perfect Pitch", a YA flavored SF story about a girl who was genetically engineered for musical talent but who turned out tone deaf. From #6 I liked Jan Wildt's "The After-Life", which takes a fairly old-fashioned idea -- descendants of a higher tech society using remnants of that tech (in this case, most noticeably, "uterine replicators" -- artificial wombs) -- and rings some very cute and effective changes on it. My favorite of the short stories was Ruth Nestvold's "Sailing to Utopia", a very intelligent story about a woman from Ecotopia visiting other utopias and finding much disappointment in each of them. Other very enjoyable stories were by Haddayr Copley-Woods, Jennifer Schwabach, Meghan McCarron and Michael Canfield.

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And Rich has this to say about my story "Dream Engine" in his summary of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show:

The best of the novelettes, by a wide margin, was Tim Pratt's "Dream Engine", a fascinating, very odd, story about a city at the hub of multiple dimensions, and a curious pair who end up crossing dimensions tracking a serial killer in the service of the city's regent... With the exception of Pratt's story, nothing so far has been truly memorable, but a fair percentage of the stories have been enjoyable.


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