Commuting to the Forest Toulemonde

I’ve been eager to re-read shunn‘s “Two Paths In the Forest Toulemonde” as part of my re-reading of SCIENCE FICTION AGE. I couldn’t get to it over the weekend because I was so busy, but I read it on the train into work this morning. While I will have more to say about the story when I make my post on the issue, let me just say two brief things:

First, it was as good as I remembered from 14 years ago. I was not disappointed.

Second, I started it with some trepidation that I might not finish before I had to get off the train. As it turns out, I completed the story as the train doors opened at my stop in Pentagon City. The problem was that the ending of the story made me, shall we say, misty-eyed, and here I was, standing in crowd of people trying to get off the train with tears in my eyes.

I can only wonder what they were thinking of me!

(And for those who have been waiting, I am hoping to get my thoughts on SF AGE Volume 2, Issue 1 out today. I’ve complete the issue and (obviously) started the next one. But I have a few thoughts to wrap up and I’m stuck in meetings most of the day today. Maybe this evening…)

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.