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Good Night, Moon

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Country  United States
Published in  Tor.com
Language  English
Publication type  Periodical
Author  Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker
Genre(s)  Science fiction short story

"Good Night, Moon" is a science fiction short story by Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker. It was first published in the online magazine Tor.com October 13, 2010.

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Synopsis

The story is set in a future where the entertainment industry has turned to dreams. At a delicatessen, two directors talk about the next episode of their dream series Skaken Recurrent Nightmare while the Moon has disappeared.

Reception

Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow reviewed "Good Night, Moon" as "a madcap, hilarious, crazy-pants story" despite being "a little incoherent in spots". io9's Charlie Jane Anders said she found the short story "strange, unsettling—and highly quotable". Locus Online's Lois Tilton called it "crazy stuff, a lot of fun, and a sharp dissection of Hollywood trends" but notes "there is also cruelty here, a heartless milieu run by the shallow and self-absorbed". Tangent Online's Bob Blough said "This is a rather lightweight treatment of an interesting concept which made me laugh out loud more than once."

References

Good Night, Moon Wikipedia


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