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Bruce McAllister
Bruce McAllister is known primarily for his literary fiction and fantasy, science fiction and thriller fiction, which he's been publishing professionally since he was sixteen. He was born in 1946 in Baltimore, MD, to a peripatetic Navy family with an Annapolis-graduate father who served with... show more

Bruce McAllister is known primarily for his literary fiction and fantasy, science fiction and thriller fiction, which he's been publishing professionally since he was sixteen. He was born in 1946 in Baltimore, MD, to a peripatetic Navy family with an Annapolis-graduate father who served with NATO during the Cold War and an underdog-championing anthropologist/archeologist mother whose specialties were Early Man and Native American studies. As children, he and his brother Jack lived in Florida, Washington D.C., California and Italy. From l974 to l997 he taught at the University of Redlands in southern California, where he helped establish and direct writing programs. Since l998 he has worked as a writing coach and book and screenplay consultant. His short fiction has appeared in literary quarterlies, national magazines, original anthologies, "year's best" anthologies and college readers; won awards from Glimmer Train magazine and the National Endowment for the Arts; and been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula and New Letters awards. His non-fiction articles on sports, popular science and writing have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers. He has three wonderful children--Annie, Ben and Elizabeth--and lives in Costa Mesa, California, with his wife, choreographer Amelie Hunter.
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markk
markk rated it 1 year ago
Short-story anthologies can often be a mixed bag consisting of both the good and the bad. This is one of the reasons why Gardiner Dozios and Stanley Schmidt’s book stands out; taken from the pages of both Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and Analog Science Fiction and Fact, it offers a stronger ...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 2 years ago
2.5 starsI had this short story read to me in a podcast Levar Burton Reads.I'm not really into Sci-Fi so I found it a tad boring but It was short and sweet!
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles—playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, ...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it 4 years ago
"The Last Feast of the Harlequin". A short story by Thomas Ligotti, a part of the American Gothic Tales collection. What is it that buried itself before it's dead? Alright, I confess. I haven't taken writing reviews very seriously - hell, writing in general is not done to the output that it ne...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: public-domain, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, e-book, spring-2015 Read from April 03 to 30, 2015 Description: “Dog” by Bruce McAllister is a chilling horror story about a young American couple who encounter dogs in Mexico very unlike any domesticated variety north of the border ...
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