When do you know?
- What does D. A. Madigan seem to be saying about the relationship between the author and the work, and between ideology and story? Can you think of a fictional character whom you liked but whose values you did not sympathize with?
- At what point do you realize that Judy, in Skye, might be deceiving Holofernes? Or does it come as a complete surprise?
- At what point in “Waiting for the Winds” do you realize where the sailors really are?
“We’re property” stories have long been a staple of science fiction. Some take place in doll houses, others, like The Truman Show, on a stage. And Star Trek: Next Generation had a series of episodes where Data, playing the role of Sherlock Holmes, had to outwit the holographic Professor Moriarty by locking him into a miniature holodeck. What other such stories can you think of? Have you found any of that type that you particularly like?
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