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the genre's premiere review magazine for short SF & Fantasy since 1993

Suspense -- One Hundred in the Dark

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When the Artist and Writers Club of New York gets together, you can bet the conversation will be lively, discerning, and sometimes well off the beaten path. Take "One Hundred in the Dark" for example. Airing on one of Old Time Radio's classiest shows on September 30, 1942, Suspense tells one story in order to tell you another, and along the way poses several questions about the very nature of what constitutes a well-crafted tale in the first place. Is a concrete ending desirable or even necessary, or is the construction of the journey sufficient and the ending not so important? Are there merely endless variations on a handful of plots, and if so what makes them interesting to read?

Match wits with the writer of this philosophical puzzler, as the answer to one question may lie buried within the answer to the other. And along the way challenge your own critical theories and see how they hold up after listening carefully to "One Hundred in the Dark."

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