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Publishers WeeklyThis anthology celebrates its cross-genre concept as much as its content, with a lengthy introduction, contributor notes, and afterword. Will Ludwigsen's lovely, melancholy "Remembrance is Something Like a House" combines paranormal and true crime elements. Alaya Dawn Johnson's dystopian "The Score" reads like a post-9/11 Twilight Zone episode. A scientist tries to prevent a world war in Elizabeth Ziemska's winsome "Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken." Stephanie Shaw's strong and earthy writing grounds her story of dragons and a four-headed obstetrician in "Afterbirth." Less successful, Lionel Davoust's Arthurian "L'Ile Close" works better in theory than in execution, Alan DeNiro's "(*_*?) ~~~~ (-_-) : The Warp and the Woof" combines brilliance with incomprehensible gobbledegook, and Lavie Tidhar's "Shoes" is simply muddled. Fans of the first Interfictions anthology will dig it; those not already familiar with the interstitial arts movement will be left scratching their heads.
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