Full Spectrum 5
Edited by Jennifer Hershey, Tom Dupree, and Janna Silverstein
Review by Wendy Kosak
This is 28 short stories by the best science fiction writers today. I'm not crazy about short stories, so its hard for me to say if a lot of these stories are not so great, or just not my cup of tea.
- "The Insipid Profession of Jonathan Hornebom" by Jonathan Lethem, is a story about a painter of clowns and big eyed children who is suffering from black outs and wakes to find someone has painted nightmare birds on his canvasses. The story is told from the private detective that he hires to follow him. A very funny and clever story.
- "Goddogit" by Emily Devenport explores the nature of God, who is a 40ish woman with a dog.
- "Cool Zone" by Pat York is a cool story about people who make the fashion. Unfortunately, it has a sick (but effective) ending.
- "Which Darkness Will Come Upon Us?" by John M. Landsberg starts out what seems to be a typical white man against the native Americans. By the second page, however, some aliens have entered into the fray where they accidently drop their most powerful weapon...
- All in all, I guess I liked more stories than disliked, so I have to recommend this one.
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