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Tombs
     

Tombs

by Peter Crowther, Nancy A. Collins, Neil Gaimen, Edward E. Kramer (Editor)
 

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Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Michael Bishop, Larry Bond, Ben Bova, and other popular authors take readers on a literary tour of the magical and the mysterious. From Egypt's great pyramids to the Shroud of Turin to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this anthology invetigates forces, people, and things which some feel are better left unexplored.

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Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Michael Bishop, Larry Bond, Ben Bova, and other popular authors take readers on a literary tour of the magical and the mysterious. From Egypt's great pyramids to the Shroud of Turin to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this anthology invetigates forces, people, and things which some feel are better left unexplored.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Any book in which William F. Buckley Jr. cohabits with camp king Forrest J Ackerman is nothing if not diverse. Indeed, the theme of entombment takes many shapes in the 21 stories and one poem (Ackerman's goofy intro defies classification) that comprise this satisfying anthology that embraces a variety of genres and prose styles. Some of the tombs, like a jukebox containing someone's ashes in Michael Bishop's witty ``Epistrophy'' or the belly of a fantastic whale in Stewart von Allmen's ``He on Honeydew,'' are literal. Others, as in Buckley's ``The Temptation of Wilfred Malachey,'' are more metaphorical, dealing with characters trapped by fate or their own natures. Most stories have some touch of horror; although in Charles de Lint's ``Heartfires'' and Ian McDonald's ``The Time Garden,'' the mythic and the frightening become delightfully homey. Some authors inject elements of science fiction (Ben Bova, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Colin Greenland); some call on the supernatural (Lisa Tuttle, Nancy A. Collins, S.P. Somtow); some conjure exotic adventure (Michael Moorcock, Storm Constantine); and some stick to realism (Larry Bond and Chris Carlson's ``Burial at Sea'' is an emotionally effective story about a submarine accident). This is agreeable grab bag of claustrophobic, mortifying pleasures. (June)

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ISBN-13:
9781565049062
Publisher:
White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/21/1996
Pages:
438

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