Howard Who: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction

Howard Who: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction

by Howard Waldrop


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ISBN-13: 9780385197083
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1986
Pages: 192

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A few very good stories, some okay stories, a number of bad stories - typical short story book.The Ugly Chickens - About the last of the Dodo's - Hilarious and Sad all at the same time.Der Untergang des Abenlandesmenschen - Dracula story set in Nazi Germany.Ike at the Mike - I liked it - alternate universe setting, reverses sets up Eisenhower as a famous jazz clarinetist, and Elvis Presley as a Senator.Dr. Hudson's Secret Gorilla - Mad scientist switches Ape and Human Brain. Enjoyable, a bit cliched (or maybe it was the original)"... The World, As We Know't." - Victorian Science Experiment gone horribly horribly wrong. A good story, rather horrific in the outcome.Green Brother - In which a medicine man grandfather saves his grandson in the grandest way possible - Good story with an unexpected savior.Mary Margaret Road-Grader - a tale set in a post apocalyptic tale of how the last of the large machines are used. Story about how society is changing, and maybe for the better. Good story.Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me. - I didn't understand this story. I get that it was about the fate of Buddy Holly, but I'm not exactly sure who these people were. It might be that I'm not of the right generation.Horror, We Got - This story is horrible. Its sad, its despicable, it is disgusting. It know that there is satire involved, a bit like Jonathan Swift's "A Simple Proposal", but still, not a good story.Man-Mountain Gentian - Sumo wrestling, Zen style. Another story I didn't really get - it was well written, but the story didn't interest me.God's Fish - story about a really big fish and religion. Uninteresting.Heirs of the Perisphere - Another post-apocalyptic story about robots trying to find there place in the world. Sad, but also ends on a happy note.