“Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling”

Title“Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling”
Year for Search2018
Authors[Dellamonica], [Alexandra Margaret](b. 1968)
Tertiary AuthorsBeckett, L. X. [pseud.]
Secondary TitleThe Magazine and Fantasy and Science Fiction
Volume / Edition135.1/2
Pagination75-149
Date PublishedJuly-August 2018
ISBN Number9781597809887
ISSN Number00024-984X
KeywordsCanadian author, Genderqueer author
Annotation

A complex high-tech dystopia in which individuals gain and lose social capital, which is necessary for almost everything one does, through the responses of people to their actions. The focus is on a man struggling to regain the capital he has lost. Other aspects of the society are referred to in passing, like printed food, the effects of climate change, such as the use of backyards as carbon offsets, which is likely to required in the near future, and that childless young people have left western countries, and their parents and grandparents, for jobs in Asia. The author’s novel Gamechanger. New York: Tor, 2019 is set in the same future. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year. Volume 4. Ed. Neil Clarke (New York: Night Shade, 2019), 364-428, with an editor’s note on 364.

Pseudonym

L. X. Beckett [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The Canadian author self-identifies as feminist, lesbian, genderqueer, married, and Slytherian.

Full Text

2018 [Dellamonica, Alexandra Margaret] (b. 1968). “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling.” By L. X. Beckett [pseud.]. The Magazine and Fantasy and Science Fiction 135.1/2 (July-August 2018): 75-149. Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year. Volume 4. Ed. Neil Clarke (New York: Night Shade, 2019), 364-428, with an editor’s note on 364. PS

A complex high-tech dystopia in which individuals gain and lose social capital, which is necessary for almost everything one does, through the responses of people to their actions. The focus is on a man struggling to regain the capital he has lost. Other aspects of the society are referred to in passing, like printed food, the effects of climate change, such as the use of backyards as carbon offsets, which is likely to required in the near future, and that childless young people have left western countries, and their parents and grandparents, for jobs in Asia. The author’s novel Gamechanger. New York: Tor, 2019 is set in the same future. The Canadian author self-identifies as feminist, lesbian, genderqueer, married, and Slytherian.