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GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator, Issue 4
Issue 4 begins with the end of the world and moves on from there. From the unromantically magical view of Ragnarøk in the lead story "Unbound" to the curious history of squid in "A Man of Kiri Maru", this issue is steeped in mythos, the old familiar tales and some new ones, mixing cosmologies from around the world—and from other worlds as well. But the focus, be it of pros ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by GUD Publishing
(first published 2009)
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Apr 30, 2009 Julia rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I curated this one, so of course, I think it's absolutely excellent! :) Beautiful things in many genres, work with substance, uncommon pieces... I didn't start with a theme, but I think I ended up with 'mythos', more or less -- not that it's all fantasy (most of it isn't) but somehow mythos entered into a lot of what I chose (and what, sadly, had to be pruned from my shortlist), one way or a crooked nother. Not that it isn't grounded; I'm a believer in that saying that the goal of literature (an ...more
Julia grew up in Illinois but now lives in San Francisco. She would probably be a linguistics professor if she and academia hadn't had a falling-out a while back; after seven years working as a peace activist instead, she's currently exploring new directions -- or in other words, she's (mostly) unemployed. Besides GUD, she has edited for Night Train and NFG. She likes to think she's open to enjoyi ...more
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