To Read – Jack’s Gift (a Christmas Short Story)

I found some more excellent today thanks to Boing Boing. They had a link to a really excellent futuristic short story titled Jack’s Gift. There is so much about this story that I liked:

  • The whole thing plays out as a story told by a father to his daughter as he tries to get her to go to bed.
  • The story contains robotic Santas!
  • There is a hint of geeky technology, but not enough to turn off the casual reader
  • Excellent use of dialog
  • Hope (I get this feeling after reading the story and I’m not sure why)

Anyhow, take a few moments and check out Jack’s Gift. I sure am glad I did.