The Man Who Bridged the Mist
Publish date: October 2011
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
THE MAN WHO BRIDGED THE MIST won the Hugo and the Nebula Awards for Best Novella of 2011. It deserved them both. Kij Johnson wrote a beautiful, necessary story. http://tinyurl.com/qjyy7b9 Praise is all I can offer her; encouragement to read it and as soon as possible is what I offer you. I don't...
A short sf/f story in which nothing unexpected happens, the sf/f elements are of relatively little importance, and the focus is solely on characters dealing with everyday problems & their relationships with each other.
This is a quiet, slow story. There's no surprises here--the title gives away the ending from the start. The mist will be bridged, and Kit will be the one to do it. Valo's death was so heavily foreshadowed that I called it from the moment Kit suggested he go to university. But sometimes it's nice to ...