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Chicks Kick Butt by Rachel Caine
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Jul 16, 11

bookshelves: fiction, owned, first-reads, fantasy
Read from July 10 to 14, 2011 — I own a copy

Short story writing and novel writing are vastly different arts. Novel writers rarely make good short stories writers. The disciplines and guidelines involved are as different as those of haiku as opposed to epic verse.

A problem with an anthology of this sort is that the authors are writing about established charactors with their own individual canons. This removes the need, in some views, to create a believable world for the reader within the constraints of the short story form. In other words, some of the stories in this book are more enjoyable and understandable if the reader has previously read the novels.

That being said, I am a fan of Buffy and Ripley and enjoyed most of the stories included here. Reading them one after another was a bit monotonous and were I not reading this as a first-reads, I would have kept the book on the night stand and dipped into it occassionally.

You received your copy on Thu, May 26 2011.
Giveaway dates: Apr 07-May 10, 2011 15 copies available, 1932 people requesting
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