My thanks to Nisi Shawl and the Seattle Review of Books for including “Alien Jane” in an article about the ways that SFFH explores pain. It’s one of the oldest questions: what is pain, really? (I’m currently reading Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran which includes the idea that “Pain is an opinion on the organism’s state of health rather than a mere reflective response to injury.”).
If you’re interested, you’re welcome to read “Alien Jane” in PDF form. I’ve just DMCA’ed several websites that are publishing work without my consent, so right now the story might be hard to find on its own. I’m happy for people to read it: I just want it to be my idea, you know?
Enjoy your day.