A D Jameson

Fiction may be the worst thing about the 21st Century. Nobody likes it. Everyone has better things to do than pretend to care about who does what to whom, considering that these people aren't even real. You think we would have learned our lesson after the 1800s, definitely after the 1900s.
The 1900s was a terrible century for fiction. Nobody wrote any, and those who did threw it out nearly immediately. That which didn't get thrown out was lost in a big fire. But first I managed to read some, and this issue of elimae contains what I can remember. Everyone who's read it agrees on two points:
1. The 21st Century ought to see better fiction, or none at all.
2. It's no shame that this issue and everyone who read it were lost soon afterward in an even bigger fire. Still, everyone was terribly disappointed.