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Fredric Brown
Birth date: October 29, 1906
Died: March 11, 1972
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 years ago
A day late (though hopefully not a dollar short), here's my "second bingo week" summary; and it's a summary of a much better week than the first one turned out to be. (So, yey!) For one thing this is due to the books, all of which were either outright winners or at least enjoyable on some level or...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 6 years ago
Tigus - I definitely didn't hate it. Everyone else: well, that was quite the blood bath! This was, indeed, the perfect book for Creepy Carnivals. I have a love-hate relationship with hardboiled noir style fiction. I loved The Bride Wore Black and I hated The Thin Man. This falls in closer to th...
Tannat rated it 6 years ago
This is a short story collection that might be best described as within the off-kilter section of the hard-boiled detective genre. There's humour, an Arsenic and Old Lace reference (which I suppose would have been pretty current when it was written), and a lot of people trying to get away with murde...
asandwich rated it 10 years ago
This collection really does take the term 'short story' to the extreme. Many are less than a single page long, in fact, and are really more of a series of tableaux than actual stories.Still, there's some interesting ideas here; very much in the 'shocking twist' style of its Twilight Zone-era contemp...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 11 years ago
I've been reading quite a few science fiction books lately, particularly anthologies, and this one stands out as special. It's comprised of the 26 stories voted into the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" as the best in the genre under 15,000 words by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Spanning fro...
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