Hand-Picked Realities, as Promised by Fiction

The subtle lure and why we can’t live without them.

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It all starts at the cover. You see it briefly, out of the corner of your eye. An image or the flash of font.

“It’s probably nothing.” But then, curiosity piqued, you can’t help yourself. If the book planned this through, you notice the title next. Something charming, perhaps, or humorous or cunningly worded…