Something you don’t see too often: science fiction in the New Yorker magazine. Take the time to listen to this reading of Stuart Dybeck’s “The Red Lantern.” It takes a master to write about adultery this beautifully. This has just a minimal amount of science fiction in the set-up to give it that special ingredient. You can hear the story, and some interesting follow-up commentary, at the New Yorker.
Every day of the week someone who has never read science fiction comes upon an odd-looking book … and opens it, not knowing what to expect, and reads, and reads on, and reads through the night, and is forever transformed.
— Robert Silverberg