A most bodaciously excellent yarn from Friesner, with a very unlikely couple – one an academic, the latter a pole dancer – at the table of the Norse gods.
Fans of classic horror will go ape over this mashup. Great stuff.
Esther M. Friesner. At These Prices. Lightweight, very lightweight humour, involving a particularly unappealing hotel
Chock full of protein for the brain, with only a bit of excess fat and carbohydrate. To burn off those calories I’m off for a bit of ‘fast-paced’ Asimov’s action…..
Albert E. Cowdrey. The Amulet. In which a young journalist (in New Orleans, natch) meets
Alex Irvine. The Lorelei. A nice piece of writing about the fin-de-siecle New York art
James Stoddard. The Battle of York. Some 3000 years after the passing of America, the
Bret Bertholf. Alfred Bester Is Alive and Well and Living in Winterset, Iowa. A ‘doozy’
Robert Reed. The Majesty of Angels. Occasionally, very occasionally, you come across an SF short
An enjoyable collection, with Friesner, Disch, Bowman and Dozois providing some entertaining if not substantial fare. Williamson and Thomas provide some good fiction, the Finlay story is stretched just a bit too far to have really held my attention, but the Friesner is a little gem.
Sunrise Blues. S.N. Dyer A not unknown storyline – linking rock’n’roll with vampires – is
Esther M. Friesner. The Fraud. The cover illustration (a Raphael no less) is a good
Oracles. Robert Reed. One of the reasons why I started summarising short SF stories I
The Royals of Hegn. Ursula K. Le Guin A short tale from UKLG, describing the
Stories by : Harry Turtledove, Dean Wesley Smith, Jack Dann, Esther M. Friesner, Paul Levinson, Nicola Griffith, Jonathan Lethem, Bruce Holland Rogers.
Stories by : Dale Bailey, Elizabeth Hand, Esther M. Friesner, James Patrick Kelly, Kelley Eskridge, Lisa Goldstein, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert A Sawyer, Ursula K. Le Guin.
F&SF have been producing anthologies since 1952 – annual anthologies for the first quarter century,