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A Cupful of Space by Mildred Clingerman
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really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, books-in-english, horror-ghosts-and-weird-fiction

About three years ago I bought this along with a stack of other science fiction books from a second-hand bookshop going out of business, and it's been languishing in the piles ever since. The other day I picked it for some light reading on my daily commute, and what a pleasant surprise it was! I had never heard of Mildred Clingerman before, and apparently her total output consists of the stories in this slim volume plus a few other tales published mostly in SF magazines.

On the cover the stories are touted as "science fiction", but actually they play out in the murky borderland between science fiction, fantasy and horror. Another reviewer has compared her to Finney, and I totally agree, but I also think there are influences from Lovecraft and Bradbury here. Seek it out; it's worth it.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 17, 2011 – Finished Reading
March 25, 2011 – Shelved
April 19, 2011 – Shelved as: science-fiction
July 22, 2013 – Shelved as: books-in-english
July 22, 2013 – Shelved as: horror-ghosts-and-weird-fiction

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark Great review--I'll look for this one!

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