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The Future is Blue: 07/19/20
The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories. They employ Valente's usual word play.
The title comes from a story about a name quest by a young person living in a society built on one of the floating islands of trash. Different communities have grown around the different types of garbage collected in areas around the island.
I'm going to say that Valente's short fiction is always a challenge for me. She is a wordsmith. Each story is an extended metaphor that informs the very structure of the narrative. As I tend to read fast, I don't always feel like I get her shorter fiction. But I enjoy the effort.