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Day 33: Clockwork Fairies by Cat Rambo

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There’s a danger with making your main character a boring jerk – your readers are likely to be bored with the jerk.

In Clockwork Fairies Desiree is a black woman living in steampunky London: an heiress, an inventor, a fiancee to the oh-so-tedious Claude.

She likes to make mechanical things: fairies, cats, a woman to replace her when she’s gone.

I didn’t expect Desiree to end up in Fairie, but I did expect Claude to end up with a clockwork woman.

I found this to be a pleasant, unmemorable story in a genre that I’ve been ready to die for ages now. (So you should clearly take my comments with a grain of salt.)

Written by Chance

October 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Posted in cat rambo, tor.com