The city of salt is a trap. In the daylight, it reflects the desert sky so brightly it blinds travelers. At night it is worse: at night it reflects travelers back upon themselves.
These days, I find myself looking back and taking stock of the road I chose to travel when I decided to embrace science fiction.
What we take was ours always. / What we erase was never there.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Arkady Martine's "City of Salt."