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Synthesis and Other Virtual Realities

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A major new talent. . .one of the strongest debuts in recent science-fiction history, " wrote Lucuis Shepard not long ago about emergent superstar Mary Rosenblum. And just as Shepard himself was the most powerful new short-story writer of the previous decade, so has Ms. Rosenblum come forth as a compelling voice in the 1990s in a sequence of nouvelles, set primarily within ...more
Hardcover, 1, 280 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Arkham House Publishers
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Randolph Carter
Another fine mid-90s scifi author's first short story collection from Arkham House. Unbelievably I think I am the first person to rate this book (so I'm giving it the five stars it deserves from someone). The stories in this book mostly take place in a near future dystopian California. Water is the main problem but oil and other natural resources. There are basically two places: the Dry inland and the heavily urban coastal area (where the icebergs are melted, and the seawater desalinated).

The s
Lord Humungus
Mar 26, 2014 Lord Humungus rated it really liked it
I've looked for Mary Rosenblum books since I'd read her stories in Year's Best anthologies. Some time ago I read her novel Horizons, which was surprisingly disappointing given how much I liked her short stories. This compilation had been on my list for a while but it's old and was a limited release so I figured the chances of finding it were slim, Amazon notwithstanding.

I'm glad I finally found it because the stories were excellent. Her characters are interesting and multi-layered, and they give
Emmett Hoops
Aug 09, 2014 Emmett Hoops rated it really liked it
This is very unlike Arkham House's usual fare. Near future dystopian sci-fi isn't usually my cup of tea, but this book stands out because of Rosenblum's mastery of plot and characterization. You know what motivates everyone in every story.

I hope to see more of her stuff in Fantasy & Science Fiction some day soon.
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Short stories, with black and white illustrations
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