GEODESIC DREAMS by Gardner Dozois

GEODESIC DREAMS

The Best Short Fiction of Gardner Dozois
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A rare collection of anguished, apocalyptic tales from the famous editor (The Visible Man, 1977, etc.) comprising 11 solo stories and three collaborations, two with Jack Dann, one with Jack C. Halderman II. While thematically monotonous--all involve war, disaster, or their aftermaths, and/or violent death--the variations within are often extraordinary: the unforgettable victim of a genetic experiment; a traumatic future war; a long, wrenching yarn in which alien visitors fail to notice the presence of humanity. Elsewhere: a vampire in a Nazi death camp, punishment, Jesus, the Messiah, sacrifice, the end of the world, a succubus, and more. Undeniably same-ish, then, but beautifully wrought and often effective.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-312-08197-9
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1992




MORE BY GARDNER DOZOIS

Sci-FiTHE BOOK OF SWORDS by Gardner Dozois
by Gardner Dozois
Sci-FiOLD VENUS by George R.R. Martin
by George R.R. Martin
Sci-FiROGUES by George R.R. Martin
by George R.R. Martin