Space Opera - Catherynne M. Valente

Here's a quote that I'd like to believe is true but is probably only comforting:

 

"Because the opposite of fascism isn’t anarchy, it’s theater. When the world is fucked, you go to the theater, you go to the shine, and when the bad men come, all there is left to do is sing them down."

 

I think the previous contest stories give a nice context but go on too long. I liked the idea of the monstrous Flus who were completely unable to perceive their own monstrosity.

 

Most of the pop references are fun but quoting Conchita Würst was below the belt. I think this was one of the worst points in Eurovision history.

 

She wasn't a phoenix, just a bird set alight for our amusement.