Short Story: “No Small Ado”

Just a brief post with a link to a short science fiction story I wrote in response to Mike Rugnetta’s recent PBS Idea Channel video, “Is Bob Dylan’s Work Really Literature?

In it, he explored the idea that what we call “literature” is to a great extent contingent on what we value in a current time and place. As such, it’s possible (probable?) that there could come a day when we no longer consider Shakespeare to be “literary.”

Mike put out a call for dystopian sci-fi imagining a world in which Shakespeare is no longer literature.

I took up the call. Here’s the manuscript of my short story, “No Small Ado,” taking place (hopefully) a long time from now, somewhere in high orbit…:


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