A STARFARER'S DOZEN: Stories of Things to Come by Michael--Ed. Stearns

A STARFARER'S DOZEN: Stories of Things to Come

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stearns (A Wizard's Dozen, 1993) gathers over a dozen fantastic tales in a compelling collection that illuminates the depths of deep space and the spirit of teenagers. Martha Soukup's battered runaway finds her own salvation by tending a beaten dog; Will Shetterly writes of homosexual love between teen superheroes in the aftermath of a gay-bashing incident. Gang violence is the focus of Jane Yolen's story, set in a future where teens can be transformed back into apes and go ""wilding"" in New York City's Central Park, and where Zena refuses to wear her safety collar in order to be cool. Her eventual epiphany may seem a bit forced, but the maturity, intelligence, and sensitivity of all this collection's protagonists should prove reassuring to fans of the genre.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
Page count: 216pp
Publisher: Harcourt Brace