Author: Carrie Vaughn
Format: Short Story
Publication Date: July, 2012
Why did I read this story? The title really caught my eye and was curious to see what it was about.
“Astrophilia” is the story of two young women, Stella, who was displaced from her household after it was disbanded due to extreme drought. She’s a skilled weaver and was taken in to another household, Barnard Croft. This world seems like a dystopia, since there were talks of disasters in the past and how everyone was trying to rebuild their lives. People live together in households and make goods to trade and keep their people eating. Some households do well enough that a woman is removed of her birth control implant and is allowed to have a baby.
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