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Slaves (1967)
The Happy Story (1971)
The Asian Shore (1970)
The Persistence of Desire (1974)
Quincunx (1969)
Displaying the Flag (1974)
The Beginning of April or the End of March (1971)
The Planet Arcadia (1971)
The Invasion of the Giant Stupid Dinosaurs (1969)
A Kiss Goodbye (1974)
[X] Yes (1969)
Feathers from the Wings of an Angel (1971)
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Published February 4th 1974 by Hart-Davis, MacGibbon (first published 1974)
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Patrick Nichols
Heed the title of this volume - it's one of the more unremittingly morbid of Disch's works, and I'm including "The Genocides" where humanity is vacuumed into extinction like a infestation of bugs. This collection of stories, mostly about dying and death, is a bit of a grim mishmash, and feels a little like a retailing of story remnants left over from more successful collections. There are some highlights, though: "Apollo" will delight fans of his later work, "The M.D." as the god Apollo becomes ...more
Michael Gushue
His best collection
Phil Demers
"Displaying the Flag" is great fun.
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Poet and cynic, Thomas M. Disch brought to the sf of the New Wave a camp sensibility and a sardonicism that too much sf had lacked. His sf novels include Camp Concentration, with its colony of prisoners mutated into super-intelligence by the bacteria that will in due course kill them horribly, and On Wings of Song, in which many of the brightest and best have left their bodies for what may be genu ...more
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