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Mirimirage

Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future - Eric Brown, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Joanna Russ, R.A. Lafferty, Michael Swanwick, Charles Stross, Gardner R. Dozois, Gene Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, Poul Anderson, Bruce Sterling, James Blish, Samuel R. Delany, Paul J. McAuley, Greg Egan, Geoffrey A. Landis, Robert Ch As someone fairly familiar with science-fiction and its preoccupation with the human and more-than-human, I found this collection rather dull. Some of the ideas presented in these stories must have been shockers at the time they were published, but I found them pretty predictable. If, however, you are new to science fiction or not familiar with earlier (1950-2000) authors, this would be a good introduction to a central theme and its major contributors.