A journey to a valley that has no right to be where it is….
Albert E. Cowdrey. Animal Magnetism. Another of F&SF regular Cowdrey’s well observed, well drawn humorous tales. When Henry Greene’s partner leaves him, he picks up a stray dog from the local kennels. When said dog turns, on the full moon, to a foxy babe, you would reckon that Man’s Best Friend would indeed be his… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006
Delia Sherman. Walpurgis Afternoon. Cosy suburbia is threatened by a brand new house appearing overnight, whose occupants are evidently …. witches. sf/f of the gentle suburban variety. Sydney J. Van Scyoc. Poppies by Moonlight. Short story in which returning to bale out her step-brother, yet again, a grieving woman finds him changed, through a visiting… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2005
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.
The collection successfully brings together a litte bit of sf, a lot of speculative fiction, fantasy, horror and thrillers, but which all work together and which don’t leap out as being stories of that ilk, but simply good stories with a shared setting.
Stories by : Bob Leman, Charles L. Harness, Connie Willis, Gardner Dozois, George Alec Effinger, John Varley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lee Montgomerie, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Octavia E. Butler, Pamela Sargent, Tanith Lee
Stories by : Bradley Denton, Charles Stross, Daniel Abraham, Eleanor Arnason, Gardner Dozois, George RR Martin, Gregory Feeley, Ian McDowell, James Patrick Kelly, Judith Berman, Patricia A. McKillip, Stephen Baxter.
A nice volume to own – make sure that the nice white cover doesn’t get dirty though!
Stories by : Connie Willis, John Crowley, Michael Bishop, Mike Resnick, Orson Scott Card, Richard Grant, Geoffrey A. Landis, Gardner Dozois, Lois McMaster Bujold
Stories by Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois, Ian Watson, and Robert Silverberg.
Stories by : Kim Stanley Robinson, George Florance-Guthridge, Jack Dann, William Gibson, Timothy Robert Sullivan
Poul Anderson, Gardner Dozois, Michael Bishop, John Varley.