Hysteron Proteron (Lois & Clark)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 21st May 2002 (3)
Tags: Novella

This is a fascinatingly different Alternative Universe story, a "revelation" story with a twist. It starts off the way one might expect an early-season story to do; Lois Lane is happily hyper because she's just gotten a scoop... and as we go further along it creeps up on you, a nagging feeling that something is wrong with this picture...

Alas I was silly enough to go and get slightly spoiled by the author's note at the end, but considering that I really liked one of the things that the idea for this story came from, it didn't spoil my enjoyment of this story at all, it just spoiled the initial surprise. Though I might have figured it out anyway. It was also cool watching Lois jump to a wrong conclusion or two first. I think both Lois and Clark were in character here; Clark his usual nice self, Lois being both nosy and caring, aggressive and insecure. There was even a useful peep from Perry White.