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The Best of Pamela Sargent
by Pamela Sargent (Goodreads Author)
Fourteen stories deal with death camps, clones, time travel, amnesia, alien invaders, a writer's olympics, immortality, talking animals, and an all-male society.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Academy Chicago Publishers
(first published 1987)
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A bit...predictable. All the usual seminar/writing workshop stuff: the environment, animal rights, Injuns, and Man (or men--or actually white men) is always the bad guy/person. Particularly ridiculous were "Out Of Place" and the other talking-animals story "Mountain Cage" (aka "A Conversation With Hitler's Dog"). A tedious, pedestrian style--plus a lot of science fiction cliches. This is the kind of stuff that ruined sci-fi for me.
Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. In 2012, she was honored with the Pilgrim Award by the Science Fiction Research Association for lifetime achievement in science fiction scholarship. She is the author of the novels Cloned Lives, The Sudden Star, Wa ...moreMore about Pamela Sargent...