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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Works of Weird Fiction
H.P. Lovecraft, D.M. Mitchell
The Severed Streets
Paul Cornell
What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre
John Joseph Adams, Douglas Cohen
The Green Man
Kingsley Amis
The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story
Stephen R. Donaldson

Westward Weird

Westward Weird -  Kerrie L. Hughes, Martin H. Greenberg

A fun collection of stories for the end of a long week, when you’re too tired to tackle serious literature and your attention span is that of a gerbil. 

 

Somehow, the mixture of science fiction and fantasy with the western is a genre mash-up made in heaven.  I enjoyed all the stories in the volume, but I had specially chosen it for the Seanan McGuire offering, The Flower of Arizona.  McGuire did not disappoint, although I did think that if you were new to the InCryptid world, you might not have the Aeslin mouse knowledge to fully appreciate the story.

 

Bonus points for the cover art, which would have attracted me without my having any clue what waited inside.