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August 18, 2013 11:30 AM   Subscribe

The Castle That Jack Built — by Emily Gilman, a finalist for the short story category of the 2013 World Fantasy Awards. (via)
posted by nangar (5 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Nice. I liked it.
posted by stoneegg21 at 12:17 PM on August 18, 2013

It reminded me of 'The Riddlemaster of Hed' by Patricia McKillip, but I think it suffered from being a short story. I needed more background than it gave.
posted by YAMWAK at 1:40 PM on August 18, 2013

I read this a few days ago in one of those "Best SF of 2013" omnibus collections. Good stuff.
posted by mrbill at 1:50 PM on August 18, 2013

I liked this a lot. I love it when fantasy stories reference fairy tales and the idea of the castle being "alive" because Jack put so much of himself into it was very interesting.
posted by entropyiswinning at 7:05 PM on August 18, 2013

I want more story, please. That was wonderful! I want it to continue!
posted by sarcasticah at 4:10 PM on August 20, 2013

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