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The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 by Karen Joy Fowler
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Sep 22, 2009

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bookshelves: speculative, short-stories, anglo-america, various-authors
Read in September, 2009 , read count: 1

The stories in this book varied wildly in quality, from "that was an hour of my life I'll never get back" ("Birth Days" by Geoff Ryman - they had to put it first and scare off a lot of potential readers with this all-agenda, minimal-plot, unrealistic/unlikable characters and graphic unrealistic plot devices) to the amazing Snow Queen trio (the original by Hans Christian Andersen and two beautiful and creative versions by Kara Dalkey and Kelly Link). Most of the stories were pretty good, but they really saved the best for last, so if you've just got it from the library, don't feel bad about skipping to the Snow Queen stories. I also liked "The Ghost Girls of Rumney Mill," "Boys," "Looking Through Lace" and "What I Didn't See."

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