Discussion Notes: Drone

Next week’s story is Ghost Birds by Nicolas Pizzalotto

Rated: Clean

As Anais was editing this weeks bickering, she realized that we’ve hit the old married couple phase of our podcast. Drone is excerpt of an upcoming novel that gave Rammy pause. We spent a good deal of time discussing whether it should qualify as a short story. I was right of course 😉 Set in a future India, this story touched on economic disparity, religion, and genetic modification.

Anais appreciated the clever writing and nods to Indian culture and current politics. Maya loved seeing a post apocalyptic science story set outside Europe or the US and populated with people of color. The story had interesting vocabulary in addition to science fiction terms which disrupted his reading experience.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate A Handful of Dates? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode. We are also in desperate need of iTunes reviews. Please search Literary Roadhouse in iTunes and leave reviews for all of our shows.

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