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Monday, July 30, 2012

Serpent by James Patrick Kelly -- Reader’s Guide

Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2004

Background: If needed, read Genesis 1-3.

As in the original, the serpent alters the story a bit.

What does the Serpent see as the two sides?

The serpent’s game is different this time. How so?

What is the point of each joke, including the last “joke?” Why use them?

Contrast the names of the two new humans. Which one does the serpent convince?

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