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Black Pockets and Other Dark Thoughts

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This collection of 19 horror stories, culled from the career of a writer best known for his literary science fiction, explores horror as a product of the human mind by allowing personal, political, and metaphysical obsessions to unleash terrors that beset these characters and by refusing to rely on genre-typical terrors such as serial killers and ancient curses. The ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published May 28th 2006 by Golden Gryphon Press
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Chrystal Hays
Apr 21, 2013 Chrystal Hays rated it liked it
Some of the stories in the book feel...young. Not bad, but I get the feeling the author dug through things he wrote in high school or college, when a base idea spun itself into a quick tale without much craft. The base ideas are thought-provoking, and someone between 13 and 18 may really enjoy them.

That said, there are a couple of outstanding stories in here, as well.

"My First World", which is more of a novella, is a good read. While some of these are fantasy, and some are more "Twilight Zone,
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George Zebrowski is a science fiction author and editor who has written and edited a number of books, and is a former editor of The Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives with author Pamela Sargent, with whom he has co-written a number of novels, including Star Trek novels.
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