Andreas Werchmeister Werchmeister itibaren Pematang Sungai Baru, Tanjung Balai, Asahan Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya
I was reluctant to pick this up for our book club one month because I tend to dislike science fiction in general and the jacket illustration on my edition was rather cartoony, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story floated between two different points of view: one futuristic, and one feudalistic! I love fairy tales and stories based on them, and it contained a lot of those elements, which made it very rewarding for me. It moved quickly and I truly enjoyed it.
Compare the writing here to "What we talk about..." Some of the stories repeat, so it's interesting to read details in these stories that Carver edited out of later versions.