A belated look at the weird fiction being discussed last week at the Deep Ones group at LibraryThing.
Review: “Shift”, Nalo Hopkinson, 2017.
This story rather annoyed me, and I’m not spending a lot of time on it.
It references many characters from Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Miranda, Caliban, Ariel, and Sycorax). In fact the protagonist, we find out, is Caliban.
The story alternates between second person passages involving the black Caliban with a blonde white woman and Caliban’s internal thoughts told in what seems to be a Jamican dialect.Continue reading