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Sweet Potato Pie and Other Surrealities
     

Sweet Potato Pie and Other Surrealities

by Lawrence M. Schoen
 

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A collection of tales and poetry of wonder and delight by Hugo-nominated Lawrence M. Schoen.

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A collection of tales and poetry of wonder and delight by Hugo-nominated Lawrence M. Schoen.

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Publishers Weekly
Schoen (Buffalito Destiny) has perfected an unusual art form: the lo-cal snack of speculative fiction. Like the 10 poems that show various supernatural monsters menacing school children, most of the 24 stories are simultaneously cute and forgettable; each has barely enough room to introduce its zippy idea, let alone develop it. In "Fries with That," a fast-food restaurant manager explains the advantages of hiring zombies for the late-night shift. In "The Novice," a noncharismatic vampire discovers that he can attract unwitting blood donors at a role-playing-game convention. In "Thirst for Knowledge," a cultured vampire assumes the identity of a college professor and selects students for his private wine cellar. More impressive and entertaining are a couple of longer pieces: "The Sky's the Limit," a deft Damon Runyon pastiche, and "Golem Summer," whose animated characters will make readers smile. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982725627
Publisher:
Hadley Rille Books
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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