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Preview — Howard Who? by Howard Waldrop
Howard Who?: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction
“Italo Calvino once said that he was ‘known as an author who changes greatly from one book to the next. And in these very changes you recognize him as himself.’ Much the same could be said of Howard Waldrop. You never know what he’ll...more
The Ugly Chickens (1980) can it be that the dodo still survives? Possibly Waldrop's best-known story.
Der Untergang des Abendlandermenschen (1976) almost indescribable. Weimar Germany, German Expressionist movie monster, touring cowboys. All of which pale before a truly ...more
This is a collection of short stories, with very little in common. I really enjoyed the first one, (about dodos), was mostly confused by several, and thought the rest were okay. So I'm not out to find more of this guy, but it was pleasant.