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A collection of 16 stories by the Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist and best-selling UK writer Justina Robson. Includes the first print publication of "Dream of Mars", and the never-before-published title novella Heliotrope.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 8th 2011 by Ticonderoga Publications (first published January 1st 2011)
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Cliff McNish
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Justina Robson's sf/fantasy novels stand in an exceptional category entirely on their own, unique. No one has a voice like hers.

In this collection we get that voice in little microcosms - some of which refer back to her novels like the amazing LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE, and also (in the excellent pure fantasy story 'An Unremarkable Man')the Quantum Gravity series, but always in her imimitable voice. My own favourite is THE GIRL HERO's MIRROR SAYS HE'S NOT THE ONE, which does a typical
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Lee Battersby
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Very uneven story quality-- several of the pieces feel unfinished, or like the beginnings of longer works, and having Robson confirm as much in her afterwords ('The Adventurers League', for example) does not help the reader feel like they are getting value for money.

Her best pieces are quite good indeed, particularly the excellent 'Erie Lackawanna Song' and 'Cracklegrackle', but overall, the book feels rushed into production in an effort to cash in on Robson's Guest of Honour appearacne at Swan
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Mike Franklin
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I don't really enjoy short stories, I never have and yet I still keep on trying with authors I know I like and, guess what, I still keep being disappointed...
Macha
Apr 28, 2016 rated it liked it
note: this contains an excellent intro to her work by Adam Roberts. this short story collection includes some short stories set in her Natural History and Quantum Gravity Universes, making the collection of some interest to completists. but Robson doesn't seem comfortable with the short story form, and tends to pursue small notions with it that do not offer these stories any power of their own.
Ian
Dec 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: f-sf-for-adults
Smart, strange, wonderful short stories. The very first one in this collection would have turned me into a Justina Robson fan even if her novels hadn't already drawn me in years ago.
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Justina is from Leeds, a city in Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to write and always did. Other things sometimes got in the way and sometimes still do...but not too much.
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