SF Drabble #491: “This Year’s Best”

At number two we have a book that has been left entirely off many best-of list for 2047, for reasons some might consider understandable: Pasture, by Akhgikwho’on. As the author is not an American, and in fact is not human at all, one might be forgiven for assuming they could not possibly have penned ‘the great American novel’.

But Pasture is such a tour de force of simple, human moments that it can’t be ignored. It may very well have been Akhgikwho’on’s twenty years of observing human nature from without, that allowed them to so perfectly encapsulate it within Pasture.

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