Talk:The Porcelain Salamander
|WikiProject Novels / Short story||(Rated Stub-class)|
Okay so you’re kicking around Wikipedia and you come across this article and think, “Hey this article doesn’t even have a plot summary. I think I’ll recommend that this short story be merged with the short story collection it came from.” Well that is not a good idea for a two very good reasons. First of all, Orson Scott Card published most of his short stories in two or three different anthologies so that an attempt at combining his stories with their collections would result in multiple listings. The second reason is that Card’s biggest collection Maps in a Mirror contains 46 short stories and more than half of them have fairly long articles about them which include plot summaries, connections to other stories, critical reception, publication history, book covers etc. The problem is that if all these stories were merged into Maps in a Mirror it would result in an article that is about three miles long.
Proposed deletion (or, better yet, redirect)
The article gives no evidence of notability of the story, although the author is notable, and has no citations or external references. I suggest that this article be a redirect to Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories. Guy who reads a lot (talk) 01:57, 26 March 2012 (UTC)