KILLING ME SOFTLY by Gardner Dozois

KILLING ME SOFTLY

Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Fifteen tales, some reprints, some originals, including Lucius Shepard's famous ``The Jaguar Hunter'' and Parke Godwin's also well-known ``The Fire When it Comes.'' Ursula K. LeGuin weighs in with another find Hainish tale, ``Unchosen Love,'' that dramatizes the complicated marriage arrangements of planet O's inhabitants. Pat Cadigan's ``She's Not There'' was inspired by the old Zombies hit record. ``The Joy of Hats'' is Mike Resnick and Nicholas A. DiChario's splendid title for a rather good yarn. Michael Swanwick rides that hell-bound train in ``North of Diddy-Wah-Diddy.'' Sexual slavery by computer is the subject of Nancy Kress's horrifying ``Hard Drive.'' And there are excellent contributions from, among others, Robert Silverberg, Michael Bishop, Tanith Lee, and Nancy A. Collins. A gruesomely arousing collection that, perhaps surprisingly, justifies its rather hyperbolic subtitle.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-06-105328-7
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1995




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