The Middle Ground #133 | Built on shifting sands

The first time I read Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske's Change, I was distracted by all the things I didn't like about it; the similarities to the stories that influenced it, the use of language at certain places, a knowing tone that seemed smug on first read-through. I'd read - and disliked far more than I'd expected - Kot's earlier Wild Children, and that had made me suspicious of Change even before I got to the first page, I think. And then I re-read it.