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  1. Rec 26

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    Susan remembers.

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    17 Dec 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I enjoyed tree_and_leaf's And After Darkness, Light a lot, which really crosses two fandoms: Narnia and Anglo-Catholicism. The latter is not a community I'm actually involved in, but I have family and friends who have been deeply involved as ministers and lay leaders, one of whom died this year, and so it reminds me of a lot of people I have affection for.

  2. Rec 10

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    The arrival of the Misses Enderwhild in London caused a great stir in Society, for they were to be chaperoned by Mrs Arabella Strange.

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    17 Dec 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Arabella Strange becomes the chaperon of the Misses Enderwhild of The Ladies of Grace Adieu. It’s nicely in keeping with the tone of JS&MN, and for that matter, with the style of magic in that universe.

    I don't know that there can be enough Arabella in the world, especially Arabella coming to terms with magic and fairyland in her own way and at her own time.

  3. Rec 15

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    The story of a Wife who hoped that Gilead might be a Paradise. Warning: Contains non-graphic violent death, including of children.

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    17 Dec 2011

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    Warning for canon-appropriate (ie very high) levels of sexism, homophobia, and ableism, including violence and other abuse.

    What feels like a realistic psychological/biographical portrait of Serena Joy: So that's my life as a Wife. It's definitely a better life from when there were Pornomarts on every corner and abortion clinics in every town. Women were never safe then. Now every woman has her place… But I have my regrets; we all do. Nothing is ever perfect on this earth. I'm a sinner, and subject to temptations of my own.

    If you were ever tempted to sympathise with Fred at all, you won't be now.

  4. Rec 43

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    Where Genly Ai went, after Winter. [Written for Yuletide 2010.]

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    17 Dec 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This story is astounding. First of all, it sounds like it was written fairly quickly and is somewhere in the realm between a long short story and a novella. Second, it's really really good. Several commenters say that it could be a Le Guin Hainish Cycle story, and I think in most ways it could be. Other than Genly, the characters are OCs, several vivid and fully fleshed.

    I’ve read it enough times that I have noticed technical problems with the world-building, that has to be a good sign right? (Their reproductive strategy as described makes it impossible to maintain replacement rate. Also, the part with Kiyoshi Dan makes her sound like an old friend, and the vagaries of near-light speed travel make it unlikely to run into them again.)

    This story has made its way into my heart, like many of Le Guin's own Hainish stories.

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    One would have thought that the first days back would be the hardest. But as it turned out, that wasn't true at all.

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    17 Dec 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Susan chooses England.