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review 2019-11-24 08:06
Not So Much, Said The Cat
Not So Much, Said the Cat - Michael Swanwick

Not So Much, Said The Cat collects shorts stories by Michael Swanwick. And as collections go, there usually are better and worse stories also in this collection. I'm somewhat a troubled short stories reader, since I find it hard to feel invested in the characters that are only there for a short period of time. However, when done right, I do appreciate it a lot, which is why I keep giving short fiction a try.

I really enjoyed reading the collection, even as I don't think any particular stories will stay with me for a long time. It was my introduction to Michael Swanwick, and I might try some more.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2016-02-21 15:45
The Pyramid of Krakow: A Tor.Com Short Story by Michael Swanwick
The Pyramid of Krakow: A Tor.Com Short Story - Michael Swanwick


Description: The Wizard has swallowed more and more of Europe–and inside his shuttered realm are magic and mass death. “The Pyramid of Krakow” is the sixth of Michael Swanwick’s “Mongolian Wizard” tales.

Opening: The man who got off the coach from Bern—never an easy trip but made doubly uncomfortable thanks to the rigors and delays of war—had a harsh and at first sight intimidating face. But once one took in his small black-glass spectacles and realized he was blind, pity bestowed upon him a softer cast. Until the coachman brought around his seeing-eye animal and it turned out to be a wolf.

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review 2014-04-26 00:00
Clarkesworld Issue 91
Clarkesworld Issue 91 - Neil Clarke;Michael Swanwick;Benjanun Sriduangkaew Some really imaginative and well-written stories. Loved "Water in Springtime."
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review 2013-12-24 00:00
The Dala Horse
The Dala Horse - Michael Swanwick Quite nice. An almost-retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in a post-apocalyptic setting redolent of Scandinavian mythology and techno-magic. A little girl is sent away by her parents to escape unknown danger, on a perilous journey to her grandmother's house.
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review 2013-10-28 02:20
The Dragons of Babel (Tom Doherty Associates Books)
The Dragons of Babel (Tom Doherty Associates Books) - Michael Swanwick good fun; Alice in Wonderland meets Steampunk. A weird adult fairy tale.
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