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James Van Pelt
James Van Pelt teaches high school English in western Colorado. He has been publishing fiction since 1990, with numerous appearances in most of the major science fiction and fantasy magazines, including , Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, Asimov's, Weird Tales, SCIFI.COM, and many... show more

James Van Pelt teaches high school English in western Colorado. He has been publishing fiction since 1990, with numerous appearances in most of the major science fiction and fantasy magazines, including , Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, Asimov's, Weird Tales, SCIFI.COM, and many anthologies, including several "year's best" collections. His first collection of stories, Strangers and Beggars was released in 2002, and was recognized as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. His second collection, The Last of the O-Forms and Other Stories, which includes the Nebula finalist title story, was released in August 2005 and was a finalist for the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award. His novel, Summer of the Apocalypse was released November, 2006. The Radio Magician and Other Stories appeared in September of 2009 and received the Colorado Book Award in 2010. His newest collection, Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille, appeared in November, 2012.
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Maverynthia: Library of the Labyrinth of Blue
See the status updates for the individual ratings however this one didn't really have a lot of stories that appealed to me and some were even confusing to read.
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 4 years ago
Guran delivers a good batch of stories about my favorite horror trope: the ghost. Given that it is a time worn sub-genre there is a pretty good amount of transcendence here that bodes well for the modern ghost story. There isn't really a Jamesian story here so if that is what you are looking for, mo...
After Octavian
After Octavian rated it 7 years ago
The final and by far the most uneven and disappointing volume in the 'Bending the Landscape' series. Few of the stories featured here rise above mediocrity and a couple are downright dreadful-so amateurish and so poorly structured that I'd hardly expect them to pass a college creative writing class ...
Carma Spence
Carma Spence rated it 8 years ago
You can read my review of the book here: http://www.thegenretraveler.com/sci-fi/travel-reads-visions-of-tomorrow/
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it 8 years ago
After reading a couple of the stories, found that they weren't to my tastes, so moved on to other books that had to be read quickly because they were due back at the library. Nothing bad to say about this book, rather enjoyed the Foreword, just not enough time in the day to spend it forcing myself t...
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