astrangerhere's review against another edition

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3.0

Really uneven collection.

ophelia95ae4's review against another edition

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4.0

Neah:
Portal
The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun

Meh:
The Region of Unlikeness
In the Bushes
Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross Are Somewhat Exaggerated
Topics in Advanced Rocketry

Good:
Beautiful Monsters
Five Fucks
A Precursor of the Cinema
Fugue State
Conrad Loomis & the Clothes Ray
Escape from Spiderhead
Amorometer
The Yogurt of Vasarin Kefirovsky
Minotaur
Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover

Great:
LIMBs
We Are the Olfanauts
Lambing Season
The Inner City
Monstro
Near-Flesh

librarimans's review against another edition

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3.0

An average collection of science fiction short stories. Nothing really stood out to me as super notable, but nothing was terrible either.

neven's review against another edition

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4.0

It’s true of every short-story collection that it’s a mixed bag in terms of style and quality; the latter is particularly varied in this book. While no story is downright terrible, a few definitely could’ve been culled (Loory’s childish entry, Díaz’s annoying bro tale.) But then you find gems like Lethem’s ‘Five Fucks’ and Molly Flows’ ‘Lambing Season,’ and it’s worth it.

astrangerhere's review

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3.0

Really uneven collection.

redlandcannibal's review

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3.0

As with many anthologies, some great stories mixed in with a lot of stories that are just okay, plus a couple of real stinkers.

jorybear's review

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3.0

Despite being a collection of stories from non-science fiction authors, this ended up being a fairly standard (and uneven) collection. There are a lot of styles represented here. One of the stories is a fake art history about a painting movement of extremely realistic painters that did not exist, and that's not something you'd find in a usual sci-fi collection. A couple stories standout, so if you're a fan of short story collections this one may still be worth reading.
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