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The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths by Brian W. Aldiss
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The first thing that struck me about this collection was the variety of styles, tones and subject matters, almost as if Aldiss were keen to show off his range. There are also several non-SF stories, which was a surprise. What mainly comes across is the fertility of Aldiss' imagination, even if some of the pieces don't entirely work on a narrative level. The title story is memorably surreal and horrific, and the two serial killer stories are darkly comic.
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