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Otherwere: Stories of Transformation (Orville Nesbit Mysteries #1)

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These masterful tales do not involve werewolves, butr a wonderfully diverse assortment of creatures including a serpent, a child, an elephant--even a right-wing Republican. Blending elements of fantasy, mystery, comedy and mythology, these extraordinary tales take lycanthropy into an entirely new realm.

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Ace
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Lindsey Duncan
Apr 07, 2015 Lindsey Duncan rated it really liked it
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An entertaining and varied collection of short stories, running the gamut from serious to silly to reflective to scientific. These are all contemporary / urban fantasy stories, but with the imaginative types of were-creatures presented, no tale feels repetitive.

Highlights for me were Shariann Lewitt's "Sharewere" (where the shapechanging involves artificial intelligence!) and Greg Cox's "... So Tears Run To A Predestined End." In general, I especially enjoyed the more humorous stories. Two stori
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Aug 22, 2008 Julia rated it really liked it
“The Way Things Ought to Be” by Adam- Troy Castro is about a liberal who gets bitten by a reactionary and becomes a hater.

“Moonlight Becomes You” by Peter David is about a werehuman, whose wolf pack is decimated, so goes to see his human lover and finds they have a son. Josh is explaining to Darlene’s mother, “She knew what I was saying was the truth. Why not? After all, I spoke of things that were mythical, but myths were created to explain that which was not fully understood.”

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good collection of stories. finished the book within two days but it was a very interesting read.
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Madison Mega-Mara...: Otherwere 1 3 May 31, 2012 08:06PM  
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By the time she was fourteen, Laura Anne Gilman knew she would be an editor, a teacher, or a writer.

By thirty, she was all three. She's a little focused that way (when not being distracted by -oooh shiny!).

After fifteen years working in NY publishing, Laura Anne became a full-time writer, with more than twenty novels under her various bylines, including the SILVER ON THE ROAD, the Nebula Award-nom
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