Off on a Tangent
I'm adding an excellent analysis of the actual story vs the review here at
and comments by SF Diplomat, Ben Payne, and Chasing Ray
And Margo Lanagan, who has been offline while traveling (why did I think that might be the case) has this to say --at least until she returns:
[L]et me just say that anyone who thinks ‘The Goosle’ is child pornography has their child-porn radar set way too high; that anyone who thinks Hanny for a moment enjoys being buggered simply hasn’t read the story properly; and anyone who thinks the story was written for shock value or because my ‘idea well ran dry’ has very little sense of how stories happen, or how many ideas are constantly beating at the doors of any writer’s brain. Dave’s review says a whole lot more about Dave than it says about ‘The Goosle’ or about my motivations.
Margo strikes back!