October is a month with a knack for drama. Soaking hurricanes attack unsuspecting crisp autumn days. Floods sweep through one state while wildfires rage in another. And although weather is not really a reliable litmus test of public mood, the unsettled conditions experienced last fall do create a fitting theatrical setting for the reader responses to the October issue. With critical probes of socioeconomic theories, nervous nods at potential new cancer therapies, faltering faith in government offices, and even some humorous commentary on our Chinese translations, the ensemble of contributions to this month's letters column truly had it all.
This article was originally published with the title Letters.