Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea
Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea is one of the most anticipated sf&f collections of recent years. Pinsker has shot like a star across the firmament with stories multiply nominated for awards as well as Sturgeon and Nebula award wins.
The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travelers to the pa...more
Sarah deftly captures the human experience and rocks our world, time and time again in Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea. The stories within this collection take place in alternate universes and future versions of our current world, where the characters' realities are near enough to our own to seem comforting and familiar, yet are bizarre enough to catch you off-guard and continously facinate you.
It's r ...more
But I can be objective enough to know that this collection competes with some of the best. I've read plenty of SFF short story collections - includi ...more
Sarah Pinsker is among my favorite writers, and I was thrilled to read her new collection from Small Beer Press a few months in advance of release. When I say she's among my favorites, that also means I'd read most of the stories in this book before; four were new to me, but one sees its first publication in this book.
All of these stories are worth re-reading. Actually, they are worth studying on a technical level to understand why stor ...more
This was a delightfully original and unusual set of short stories. Delving into this world was a great experience and author's writing style kept me intrigued through it all. And these stories made me feel an array of emotions - joy, sadness, wonder...
Definitely one of the more interesting reads I touched lately.
The collection would deserve 5 stars just for the 4 award stories -- I re-read them, and, if anything, they are more impressive at a second read. I keep being amazed at how "And then there were (N-one)" works on so many levels, as a true homa ...more
I appreciated the hope that threaded throughout the stories. I've been working against the urge to make every work of science fiction into a brooding vision of an ominous future, and Pinsker's book gives me a rare model for this amidst the bleak, dystopian SF landscape. I also enjoyed the abundance of ...more
Her first collection has 13 stories. Many of her stories are clever twists on classic themes – Greek sirens luring sailors to their deaths, generation starships, multiverses, murder mysteries. What makes them worth reading is the easy style she delivers, believable char ...more
Each of the stories in this collection are very different with vastly different characters. There’s a home for retired time travelers and students creating murder home replicas. The sirens of ancient myths make an appearance alongside stories in the far future with space travel and advances in AI. I found that each story builds a unique world incredi ...more
Individual ratings follow, but this was a fantastic collection overall.
A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide 2.5
And We Were Left Darkling 2
Remembery Day 4
Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea 3.5
The Low Hum of Her 3
Talking with Dead People 4.5
The Sewell Home for the Temporarily Displace ...more
I'm not practicing for a position as a future blur-writer, I'm just being honest. Sarah mints stories that grow out of the core ...more