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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 9 years ago
I bought this collection of 33 science fiction stories because it was recommended in A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction on its "5 Parsec Shelf" of the best books in the genre. Here's what it said about the book: Anthologies, no matter how excellent, have seldom had enough impact to be "classics." B...
BVLawson rated it 11 years ago
Henry Slesar (1927-2002) was a prolific short-story writer before turning his hand to novels, beginning with "The Grey Flannel Shroud," an effort that turned out to be as successful as his many other endeavors, receiving the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1960. Slesar was an experienced ad man,...
Cathy67 rated it 11 years ago
Volume Three in the series was the best of all three, in my opinion. Of course with John D. MacDonald (JDM) as one of the authors of these short stories, it would have to be.John D. MacDonald is right up there with my very favorite authors of all time. Read him in the early 70's and re-read every ...
modusa rated it 11 years ago
from the troll by t.h. white:"You know that eye-to-eye recognition, when two people look deeply into each other's pupils, and burrow to the soul? It usually comes before love. I mean the clear, deep, milk-eyed recognition expressed by the poet Donne. Their eyebeams twisted and did thread their eyes ...
modusa rated it 11 years ago
a very slight collection with not a lot to recommend it. there is another solar pons story here "the amateur philologist" which taxed my ability to suspend disbelief: even the most inept police experts could not possibly be as stupid as this story would have one believe, and the central conceit is t...
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