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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
What happens when the tools and themes of science fiction are applied to the genre of science fiction itself-and to publishing in general? Surprisingly, the result is not a black hole of dreary self-referentiality but a supernova of literary comedy, in the manner of classicists such as S. J. Perelman, Stephen Leacock and Robert Benchley, and postmodernists such as Mark Ley ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 19th 2006 by Cosmos Books (first published 2006)
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Ellie
Jul 12, 2013 Ellie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of parody in general, science fiction and authors, publishers and librarians
This anthology of library satire and parody was more amusing than I expected. My favorites short stories, or maybe pastiches, were Through Mirrorshades, Darkly and Escapist Velocity.

I have heard quite a bit about this enigmatic book and author, beginning with the imaginary Professor Josiah H. Carberry of Brown University. I wish I had finished reading Plumage from Pegasus before writing this post about iPub . Paul Di Filippo is rumored to have been a contributor to iPub.

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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
When my boyfriend and I were waiting in line to buy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at a midnight release party, a girl in the line we struck up a conversation with described Diane Duane's So You Want to Be a Wizard series as "kind of the same after a while." And that's how I would describe the stories and essays (the line is somewhat blurry here) in this collection. I eventually started checking to see if the item was available on the author's homepage, and skipping it if it was, unless ...more
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