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Everyone--even the generals--hated the non-war. It cost a great deal, and there was no profit in it: it was insane. Yet allmost all of the adults were too deeply tangled in the system that produced the non-war to see their way out. That was almost the definaition of being an adult: That you couldn't see the way out...

But the children were tied by no such fetters of attitud
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Mass Market Paperback, Berkeley Medallion, 160 pages
Published August 1st 1971 by Berkley Publishing Corporation (first published 1966)
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I wasn't familiar with Disch, this year's FOGcon Honored Ghost, and I chose this short story collection as a quick way to get a sense of his work. I liked about half the stories but wasn't wild about the rest. However, I've been told Disch is more renowned as a novelist than a short story writer, and I'd definitely give one of his novels a try.

Many of the stories are fairly brief, mainly setting up a premise and then presenting a twist or two. One of the more effective of the very short ones is
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David Allen
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Some of these early stories are shaggy dog shorts, surprisingly silly for a writer who would attain Disch's stature. The whimsical "Dangerous Flags" is a hoot. Many of the other stories are fair to good. To my mind only "The Return of the Medusae," weighing in at a mere two pages, has a breath of mystery to it.
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A couple of interesting stories.
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Poet and cynic, Thomas M. Disch brought to the sf of the New Wave a camp sensibility and a sardonicism that too much sf had lacked. His sf novels include Camp Concentration, with its colony of prisoners mutated into super-intelligence by the bacteria that will in due course kill them horribly, and On Wings of Song, in which many of the brightest and best have left their bodies for what may be genu ...more