Annabel Scheme, the New Golden Gate, and the misplaced metropolitan nostalgia

Annabel Scheme and the Adventure of the New Golden Gate - a short story by Robin Sloan. Fantastic world building for a short story. Highly recommended.

Nostalgia and the “this city used to be cooler” sentiment comes up (and is rejected). Funny that the sentiment in the story is about San Francisco, where many Austinites came from and was allegedly cooler when it had fewer former-San Franciscans.

Maybe cities are like Saturday Night Live: there are very few real stinkers, just casts or episodes or locales for which one isn’t nostalgic.

Adam Keys @therealadam