Spar (Kij Johnson)
Read by Kate Baker.
A woman trapped in a small space vessel with an alien suffers thorough endless sex with it while reminiscing over various elements of her past, which seems to be about similar disrespect for or inability to perceive her right to autonomy.
Huh. Another rape story, although we have no idea what the alien thinks is going on. This was 2009 Nebula Award Winner, 2010 Hugo Award Nominee, 2010 Locus Award Finalist so a lot of people liked it.
This wasn't rape as wall paper but I have to say I wasn't keen on it. On the plus, I think this and The Things were the only rape stories so far so as long as this series doesn't take some sort of Seeing Ear Theater bent, it should be OK.
Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
- Clarkesworld Podcast October 2009: Spar (Kij Johnson)