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Other Edens Vol 1 Pb by Christopher Evans
Other Edens Vol 1 Pb by Christopher Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and memorable, May 26 2004
This is a collection of stories of alternate worlds. The stories range from classic fantasy to sci-fi, and are beautifully poignant. Garry Kilworth's Triptych undoubtedly contains the best stories, from the chills of "Murderer's Walk" and its game of death to the haunting images evoked in "Hogfoot Right And Bird-Hands", where a lonely old woman has her hands and feet removed and turned into pets to keep her company.
The Cure of Souls: A Merrily Watkins Mystery by Phil Rickman
I don't know how many times I've started in on a promising series only for the quality of the writing and stories to dip quickly after the first book or two. Not so with this series. Rickman consistently turns out amazing stories with a cast of characters so realistic they could live nextdoor. He also has the extremely rare ability to write stories where the hinging point is religion--as all the Merrily Watkins books are--without using it as a pulpit to sway anyone, or to say that any one religion is better than the other. They are simply masterful stories and darn good reads.