Synopses & Reviews
More than 20 stories -- half of them original to this volume and the other half recent and classic gems specifically chosen for the timelessness of their satirical bite. Includes celebrate award-winners like Robert Silverberg, Allen Steele, Cory Doctorow, Jeffrey Ford, and Paul Di Filippo; a few brand-new writers making their debut; and acclaimed state-of-the art satirists such as Bradley Denton, Don Webb and others. The stories range in style from dark comedy to laugh-out-loud farce, from surrealistic fancy to cautionary satire.
This anthology of sardonic fiction emphasizes SF/fantasy tales sparkling with wit and edgy attitude. The stories, both originals and reprints, cover a wide range of satire. Writers include James Morrow, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Allen Steele, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Silverberg, and Pat Cadigan. Halpern, a 2001 World Fantasy Award Finalist, is the editor of the legendary Golden Gryphon Press.
This anthology of sardonic fiction emphasizes SF/fantasy tales sparkling with wit and edgy attitude. The stories, both originals and reprints, cover a wide range of satire. Writers include James Morrow, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Allen Steele, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Silverberg, and Pat Cadigan.
Table of Contents
Preface /Claude Lalumiere and Marty Halpern --Teb Hunter /Allen M. Steele --Coyote goes Hollywood /Ernest Hogan --Spicy Detective #3 /Jeffrey Ford --Auspicious eggs /James Morrow --Timmy and Tommy's Thanksgiving secret /Bradley Denton --Savage breasts /Nina Kiriki Hoffman --I love Paree /Cory Doctorow and Michael Skeet --Arabesques of Eldritch Weirdness #8 /Jeffrey Ford --Seven-day itch /Elise Moser --Scuttling or, Down by the sea with Marvin and Pamela /William Sanders --Halloween like any other /Michael Arsenault --Lights of Armageddon /William Browning Spencer --Doc Aggressive, Man of Tin #2 /Jeffrey Ford --Bagged 'n' tagged /Eugene Byrne --Amanda and the alien /Robert Silverberg --Diary from an empty studio /Don Webb --Is that hard science, or are you just happy to see me? /Leslie What --Six gun loner of the High Butte #6 /Jeffrey Ford --Encounter of another kind /David Langford --Tales from the breast /Hiromi Goto --Science fiction /Paul Di Filippo --Mother's milt /Pat Cadigan --Deep space adventure #32 /Jeffrey Ford --Wild girls /Pat Murphy --Jumping /Ray Vukcevich --Kapuzine and the wolf: A hortatory tale /Laurent McAllister --Meet the Witpunks.