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.
From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet. Harlan Ellison. A feature novella, acquired some 10 years ago. Novella is a misnomer, as this is an ‘abecedarian’ – that is a series of theme-related (mythological beasts and deities) but storywise unrelated vignettes in A to Z order – one vignette per letter of the alphabet… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction February 2001