“A Distant Glimpse”

Title“A Distant Glimpse”
Year for Search2016
AuthorsKewin, Simon
Secondary TitleThe Future Fire: Social Political & Speculative Cyber-Fiction
Volume / Editionno. 37
Pagination31-41
Date Published2016
ISBN Number978-1999339517
ISSN Number1746-1839
KeywordsMale author, UK author
Annotation

The story is primarily told from the viewpoint of a young girl who is the leader of a group of children living on and making their living from trash dumps by providing useable scrap to men who whip them if the fail to find enough. Her discovery of a telescope, which she keeps, leads her to dream of escape. Given that we know that such conditions exist in many places, it could be read as a straightforwardly realistic story.

URLThe Future Fire: 2016.37 fiction distantglimpse
Illustration

Illus. Eric Asaris

Full Text

2016 Kewin, Simon. “A Distant Glimpse.” Illus. Eric Asaris. The Future Fire: Social Political & Speculative Cyber-Fiction, no. 37 (2016): 31-41. The Future Fire: 2016.37 fiction distantglimpse. Rpt. in his Other Worlds. Np: Stormcrow Books, 2019.

The story is primarily told from the viewpoint of a young girl who is the leader of a group of children living on and making their living from trash dumps by providing useable scrap to men who whip them if the fail to find enough. Her discovery of a telescope, which she keeps, leads her to dream of escape. Given that we know that such conditions exist in many places, it could be read as a straightforwardly realistic story.