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The Martian Chronicles
4.12
really liked it
What really is a collection of short pieces, tied together for a fifty-span of the colonization of Mars and the near-destruction of the human race. Th ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2009
 
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond
3.66
really liked it
I’ve always only just liked the Wizard of Oz and its various incarnations, updates, reimaginings and what have you, but I’ve never really loved it. Th ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
 
Through a Tangled Wood
3.44
it was ok
I’m conflicted on where I stand with this collection, because while I didn’t dislike it, I found it to be fairly underwhelming in terms of content. Co ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
The End of All Things (Old Man's War, #6)
3.94
liked it
As I have told numerous people at the bookstore where I worked at, I felt that not only was John Scalzi one of the best sci-fi writers working today, ...more
Sep 27, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
3.68
liked it
I actually do enjoy reading the Best American selections whenever we get the sets in at work every year, and especially from the Nonrequired anthology ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
Different Seasons
4.34
it was amazing
If I had to pick one Stephen King overall as my absolute favorite, the one I’d make everyone read, it would be Different Seasons, hands down. (The Sta ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2009
 
Eternal Spring
3.46
it was ok
In a word, bland. I do really enjoy reading themed anthologies, especially when there’s a strong theme and strong stories to go along with it. This un ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
3.92
really liked it
So, at the bookstore where I work, we have basically been sucking up to Neil Gaiman for the last year and a half, because let me tell how many times w ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Carniepunk
3.65
liked it
Anthologies are generally like a box of chocolates—you know what’s going to be in it when you look at the table of contents, you’ve got a good idea of ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
 
Night Shift
3.96
really liked it
While I don’t count this as his strongest collection, there are some standout short pieces in Night Shift that I do like. I’ve always thought that Kin ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
 
Changelings & Other Stories
3.63
it was ok
Eh. I would have rated this higher, seeing as a lot of the stories in this collection are right up my alley—dark fantasy and alternate realities. Unfo ...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
 
Full Dark, No Stars
4.03
really liked it
This has become one of my constant recommendations at work, given my fondness for psychological horror/thrillers and just how good a writer King is. A ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2011
 
My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
3.73
liked it
This is pretty much the definition of incredibly fluffy wintery stories. It’s not a brilliant collection, but there’s still some really fun selections ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
4.02
it was amazing
In an episode of Arthur, one of the characters, Sue-Ellen, meets Neil Gaiman and embarks on creating her own graphic novel.* At the beginning of the c ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2009
 
Classic Stories 1: The Golden Apples of the Sun/R Is for Rocket (Grand Master)
4.22
liked it
When I found out Ray Bradbury died back in June, I was admittedly heartbroken. He was one of my first introductions to sci-fi, and aside from one book ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
Steel: And Other Stories
3.62
really liked it
I’ll be completely honest; much like my experiences with the literary canon, my reading of the sci-fi/fantasy canon is pretty much…nil. More so on the ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Oct 18, 2012
 
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
4.05
it was amazing
Of the three short collections, this is definitely the more horror-themed of them. Fragile Things does have horror elements, but there’s also more ele ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2009
 
Steampunk! an Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
3.68
really liked it
I’ve made my case for why I like steampunk in a few other reviews, and so I’m surprised that it’s taken me a while to read this. This collection is ac ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely)
3.71
really liked it
So, I’ve gone off about supplementary short stories before, and that the recent glut of online extras make it really hard to finish entire series beca ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Jun 21, 2011
 
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
3.85
really liked it
So, yay more of the Jonathan Strange universe! I like how this collection is presented as a study of magical history in the British Isles; it makes it ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2011
 
The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories
3.80
really liked it
Short story collections are always kind of weird to review. Unless there’s a few unifying themes or characters or events, it’s hard to classify the wo ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2011
 
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
3.64
it was ok
This was…wow this was underwhelming. I love retellings and reimagings, and if horror movie trailers have taught us anything, children’s nursery rhymes ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
 
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
3.93
it was amazing
Of the several short collections of Stephen King, this is definitely tilted more towards the ‘heart of darkness’ in the overall themes. I also think t ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2009
 
Prom Nights from Hell
3.29
liked it
None
Mar 13, 2012
Apr 02, 2009
 
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
3.74
None
not set
Jan 07, 2011
 
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
3.81
liked it
None
not set
Feb 12, 2010
 
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
3.74
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 09, 2009
 
Vacations from Hell
3.51
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 07, 2009
 
Girls Night Out
3.64
liked it
None
not set
Apr 06, 2009
 
Girls' Night In
3.61
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 06, 2009
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