Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: September 1st 2018
I received a copy of File and Forget because I am a Patreon for Seanan McGuire.
File and Forget is a short science fiction story provided to Patreon supporters of Seanan McGuire (side note: did you know that authors can have Patreon accounts? You should check out and see if any of your favorites are on there – it’s always nice to support the people you adore). This is the first Patreon story I’ve gotten (having just signed up), so I was really excited about it.
My understanding is that this story may have come as a prompt from a fan (Vixy). They requested that Seanan McGuire write something with heroic admin work…and boy did Seanan McGuire deliver!
File and Forget focuses on administrative assistants and the shocking and understated powers they wield. While it is set in a farther future, where science fiction seems less like fiction, the cautionary tale is still interesting…and has some important things to say. Though of course it also has fun along the way. This is Seanan McGuire we’re talking about, after all.