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Speculative Fiction: the suspension of disbelief in “humanized” characters

Regardless of translational issues and our respective backgrounds, we enter this article with a basic presumption underlying our identities — I am human, you are human and the two short stories I will discuss here, “Bridesicle” by Will McIntosh and “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer, were written by humans for fellow humans. (Wow, I…
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