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The Heat Death Of The Universe And Other Stories

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The Heat Death of the Universe (1967)
The Holland of the Mind (1969)
Instructions for Exiting This Building in Case of Fire (1985)
Sheep (1981)
Busy about the Tree of Life (1988)
Published by McPherson (first published January 1st 1988)
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Zoline is pretty much known solely for ‘The Heat Death of the Universe’, a 1967 story which appeared in New Worlds and which is often seen as emblematic of the New Wave. In fact, lists of classic New Wave sf short fiction often place it in the top ten, if not the top three; although such lists with wider remits just as frequently omit it all together. And while yes, that last may in part be due to the fact Zoline is female, it’s also symptomatic of a genre-wide rejection of the New Wave and what ...more
okay this is something I actually wrote back in 1982 [I found some old college notebooks] apologies for all the grammatical errors but I will just copy my review word for word.

"the problem with this story is that it has no purpose other to vent the authors purposelessness.

the story has no moral, nor a message of hope. One wonders if the author wrote this for sympathy, to expound on the drab, dull trivial existence of suburban living, in the hopes that a reader can agree that in a world of S
Thom Dunn
The title story is a classic, but I recall Brian Aldiss said she was exceptional in general. (1/19/10)
m raye
The Heat Death of the Universe is one of my very favorite short stories.
too depressing for my taste. Makes Plath seem upbeat.
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