An Inconvenient Attraction

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Title: An Inconvenient Attraction
Author(s): Seema
Date(s): 2002
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An Inconvenient Attraction is a Star Trek: ENT story by Seema.

It was the winner of a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

I love An Inconvenient Attraction! I love how it means one thing the first time you read it, and something else entirely the next time, and you have to read it again when you finish it, you just have to! I love the language used, the careful crafting of the story. I love the ending most of all. It's difficult to say why I like it so much without spoiling the story, so I'll just end by saying that Seema has a classic with this story! [1]
I often roll my eyes when I see a story coded as a mystery pairing because almost always the pairing is no mystery to me. Especially if I know the author's favored pairing, I know what's to come before I ever hit the first word. This story was a delightful surprise on more than one level and had me immediately going back to the beginning of the story to see how Seema could have *done* that! And yet she plays completely fair with the reader as is evident at that second reading. Not that this is a story at all dependent on gimmick. In general, Seema has a lovely way with the Enterprise characters (well, with any she turns her mind to but anyway...) and I'm only sorry we haven't seen more Enterprise stories from her. She has a way, as in this story, of turning your perceptions upside down and then making you feel this was inevitably the way it was all along. The voices and personalities of each character, even down to Porthos, was spot on and like all of the stories I've read of Seema's, the writing is not just well-crafted but stylish. I like how the ending circles back to and echoes the beginning. From beginning to end with that passionate, vivid opening, this is writing to die for and in my humble opinion anyway one of the best Enterprise stories this year. [2]
This story was one of those where I finished reading and I never saw the ending coming. Never. It's definitely one to be read again because the first time you just don't pick up on all the subtle wordplay or nuances. Without a doubt, one of the best Enterprise stories I've read. [3]
I'm not one for much slash, but this story surprised me so in the ending that I am drawn to reread it every now and then. Very good use of foreshadowing, and keeping the suspense up to the second-to-the-last sentence. Like it very much. [4]
A well-crafted fantasy story, with nothing to give away the unexpected ending. Quite inconvenient, indeed. [5]
Since every word counts, a drabble -- even a drabble series -- forces an author to be controlled and precise. And since Seema is an author always in contol of her craft, the drabble form suits her very well. She does an excellent job with it in this story. The opening and closing sections in particular stay with me. [6]
Sly and clever, with a nicely ambiguous ending. Well done. [7]

References

  1. ^ Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  2. ^ Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  3. ^ Cait N. This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  4. ^ KayJay This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  5. ^ Ventura33 This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  6. ^ Kelly Chambliss This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  7. ^ Penny Proctor This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing