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Publisher Comments:

A new collection by one of the most popular and prolific authors of the last few years covers a wide range of material, from time travel to cyberpunk to contemporary fantasy. Twenty stories and two poems, originally published in high profile places like SciFi.com and Asimov's.

Review:

"Fans of literate fantasy may embrace the 22 inventive tales in Bear's first story collection, but others will be put off by the experimental entries with their nonlinear, often static narratives and extreme emotional detachment. Little happens, for example, in the opening tale, 'L'esprit d'escalier: Not a Play in One Act,' about a man writing a play about Christopher Marlowe, John Keats and Allen Ginsberg in the afterlife. Bear (Hammered) is better when forced into the more traditional discipline of the Victorian pastiche with 'Tiger! Tiger!' in which the world of Sherlock Holmes collides with that of H.P. Lovecraft. Perhaps the most successful story is 'Seven Dragons Mountain,' which mixes Chinese dragons and airships, but again a clever idea could have benefited from a more gripping execution. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597800488
Author:
Bear, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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Product details 256 pages Night Shade Books - English 9781597800488 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of literate fantasy may embrace the 22 inventive tales in Bear's first story collection, but others will be put off by the experimental entries with their nonlinear, often static narratives and extreme emotional detachment. Little happens, for example, in the opening tale, 'L'esprit d'escalier: Not a Play in One Act,' about a man writing a play about Christopher Marlowe, John Keats and Allen Ginsberg in the afterlife. Bear (Hammered) is better when forced into the more traditional discipline of the Victorian pastiche with 'Tiger! Tiger!' in which the world of Sherlock Holmes collides with that of H.P. Lovecraft. Perhaps the most successful story is 'Seven Dragons Mountain,' which mixes Chinese dragons and airships, but again a clever idea could have benefited from a more gripping execution. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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