[LMB] OT: Puzzles

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Jan 10 18:32:18 GMT 2022



> On Jan 10, 2022, at 11:28 AM, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> I am also reminded of the tales of "Gil the ARM" by Larry Niven, they were mostly high tech "locked room mysteries", where the reader tries to figure out how the deed was accomplished.
> 
> If you develop a good style, I think people would be interested to read them - obviously there is a market.
> 
> So now, all you have to do is write the stories.

A requirement for all mysteries is for the reader to know the rules.   In F&SF, those include the rules of how that universe works.


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