12/25/19 – Losing Parents

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 25, 2019.




Everything good I’ve learned about how to live came from middle-grade books.

Happy Christmas, for those who celebrate it.


  1. Muzhik

    Oh, crud… It just struck me … “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

    She has now been transported “magically” to a world of danger, with talking coyotes, where she can give a command with a magic word (“FOOD SYNTH, give me a bowl of Sugar-Coated Chocolate Bombs with cow milk!” or “MEDIBOT! Fix my glasses!”) and she is tasked with fighting off an invasion of evil puppy-dog people and freeing the King and Queen!

    (I notice Ailita’s glasses aren’t cracked anymore.)

    FORESOOTH! Is this … Could it possibly be … Foreshadowing?


  2. ronald

    She offers kind of the same line of thinking that prompted her parents to take the Puppy People’s offer in the first place so it’s not from books alone. 🙂

    (of course, it might be the Puppy People would not have accepted “no, thanks” as a viable response, anyway…)

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