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REVIEW: The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Unthemed anthologies really are a beautiful thing. And The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Ellen “the queen of anthology editors in America” Datlow, despite bearing a rather generic title, is a pristine example. The sixteen short stories within are accessible and enjoyable, covering a wide range of topics and beguiling ideas from well-known authors like Elizabeth Bear, Laird Barron, and Jeffrey Ford, as well as upcoming writers in the field, namely Lavie Tidhar and Anna Tambour.

Click below for my thoughts on all sixteen stories…

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June 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

#370 – How To Survive the Summer Heat

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Really, it’s been horrible lately. There’s was a crazy thunderstorm last night that seemed to cool things down tremendously, but it is still pretty humid. And when I say humid I really mean lava hot. Lisa and I discussed anti-agenda on air conditioning over some Starbucks food the other day, and I informed her that I can’t afford to turn my air conditioning on a lot. That it’s a treat when I do use it, and that even when I’m using it all I can picture is the numbers on my electric bill going up, up, up. Yet, I’m thinking that when I can begin to actually see my funny bone. I might have to rethink my madness…

And yes, if you’re curious, I’m completely nude in panel two. Oh, you weren’t curious? Hmm. Too bad, suckas! Now your minds are contaminated! Hahahaha!

Everything rises, going at it all
All the surprises in a size too small
And what if I told you
I was still in love with this?
Would you surprise us
In a size for all of me?

– “Size Too Small” by Sufjan Stevens

Written by Paul

June 12, 2008 at 12:00 am