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Christmas Magic by David G. Hartwell
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really liked it

This is a nice collection of fantasy and science fiction stories with a Christmas theme. There were a few stories I didn't care much for, but others that I loved, such as "Santa Clause" by Robert F. Young, about a man who wishes that Santa Claus really existed, but gets a rude surprise when his wish is granted; "The Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists" by Harlan Ellison, which is a fantastic variation on the legend of the Magi; "The Toy Mill" David Nickle and Karl Schroeder, in which a little girl, at her own request, becomes one of Santa's elves and find out that it's not all it's cracked up to be; "Merry Gravmas" by James P. Hogan, in which Christmas is replaced by a celebration of the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, which also happened to be on December 25th; and "The Nutcracker Coup" by Janet Kagan, in which an ambassador to a distant planet inspires a revolution in which nutcrackers play an important role...and many others. All in all, a very good collection.

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November 18, 2018 – Shelved
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