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Dark Night In Toyland

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CONTENTS: Dark Night in Toyland; Go On, Pick a Universe!; Stormseeker; Aliens Aren't Human; Love Me Tender; To the Letter; Courageous New Planet; Cutting Down; Hue and Cry; The K-Y Warriors; Dissolute Diplomat; Well-Wisher; Executioner's Moon; Deflation 2001; Shadow of Wings;
Mass Market Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 1991 by Orbit (first published March 1989)
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Apr 17, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
This is an unsettling book - but in a good way. Bob Shaw was a great author who I feel was very much under-rated. Sadly no longer with us he wrote many books some of which were later gained fame and even considered classics - such as the Orbitsville trilogy.
This book however is a series of short stories written between 1960 and the early 80s. The stories vary from definite science fiction, to fantasy to quite simply horror. Ok they reflect the time they were written in - with the use of phrases
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Jan 26, 2014 Zantaeus Glom rated it really liked it
A flawless collection of wildly eclectic short stories by the masterful Bob Shaw. Mr. Shaw has fashioned tales to rival the very best of Sheckley, Bradbury, Sturgeon, Bloch, and Matheson. (Yes, I genuinely feel he is that good!)There is simply no earthly (or unearthly!) reason why this glorious collection of especially wicked phantasmagoria has lapsed into literary obscurity; it should be swiftly reprinted, being appropriately garlanded with a multitude of ecstatic reviews from lovers of erudite ...more
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Bob Shaw was born in Northern Ireland. After working in structural engineering, industrial public relations, and journalism he became a full time science fiction writer in 1975.

Shaw was noted for his originality and wit. He was two-time recipient (in 1979 and 1980) of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. His short story Light of Other Days was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Rag
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