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.
“All my life I’ve felt that there was something magical about people who could get into other people’s minds and skin, who could take people like me out of ourselves, and then take us back to ourselves.”
— Anne Lammot