Rivka Galchen. The Region of Unlikeness. (Years Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009).

Originally in : The New Yorker.

An urban New York setting in which a young woman forms a relationship of sorts with two intense men. It’s a well-observed and detailed interdependent-troilistic relationship, and the sfnal element relates to the well-established sf time travel trope of the grandfather paradox, but the writing is subtle and clever enough to justify adding to that trope.

One thought on “Rivka Galchen. The Region of Unlikeness. (Years Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009).

  • January 20, 2020 at 5:13 am
    Permalink

    Correct: it is a subtle story, about love (incentuous?) , about time travel paradoxes and loneliness. Because the ending is left to the reader to figure out, many people felt the ending lame. I loved it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *