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John Kessel
Birth date: September 24, 1950
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markk rated it 3 years ago
For over a century time travel has remained one of the most enduring categories of science fiction. Authors such as Mark Twain and H. G. Wells established many of the ideas that were subsequently encapsulated in numerous stories that have entertained millions of readers. This anthology bring togethe...
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Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
The first half of this is a lot of fun. Mary really gets a poor treatment in P&P, so I enjoyed getting to see her in a story all her own. But the last half was lacking, and overall, this felt like a pointless excursion with nothing to say trading solely on a cute concept executed in unremarkable pro...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
“[…]’The One and the Other’. But who is the One, and who is the Other, eh? Male or female?”In “The Moon and the Other” by John Kessel I feel that there is a big dividing line between good authors and great authors in science fiction and fantasy; I always find that there are loads of books where I e...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the...
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 7 years ago
This is a collection of 36 stories ranging from 1981 to 2002 and purporting to represent the best shorts in science fiction in those years. A blurb on the back by GRR Martin says that "if a science fiction fan from 1984 chanced to stumble into a time warp and pop up in the here and now, and wanted t...
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