A STARFARER'S DOZEN by Michael Stearns

A STARFARER'S DOZEN

Stories of Things to Come
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Age Range: 12 & up
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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. (Fiction. 12+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-15-299871-3
Page count: 216pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1995