Story Time: Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

So here’s a short story I read recently that just blew me away. Really emotional, gripping, and a great example of how science fiction can be used to tell the stories of people who are not like us. To help us understand them. I have no link to Native American culture, but by reading this story I felt like just for a moment I was peering through into a whole other experience and set of problems that, because of who I am, might never have occurred to me otherwise.

A great example of why science fiction should not just be thought of as a bunch of white dudes saying white dude things. It has the potential to do so much more.

Also, it’s written in the second person. You don’t get to see that much.

I highly recommend you check it out.

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

In the Great American Indian novel, when it is finally written, all of the white people will be Indians and all of the Indians will be ghosts. -Sherman Alexie, How to Write the Great American Indian Novel You maintain a menu of a half dozen Experiences on your digital blackboard, but Vision Quest is the one the Tourists choose the most.

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