Search Results: "Martin H. Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE KILLS by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Guaranteed to make you think twice about the person next to you at the bar—or on the other side of the connubial bed."
Not only does it kill, but it makes you feel really creepy first—whether your pleasure is loving homicide (Sandra Scoppettone, Richard T. Chizmar), romantic betrayal (John Lutz, Jerry Sykes, Dorothy B. Hughes, editor Gorman), sour marriages (Bill Pronzini, Peter Crowther, Ron Goulart, Joe Hensley, Bill Crider), hints of the supernatural (Edward Bryant, Larry Segriff, Barbara Collins, Greg Cox), sexual taboos (Morris Hershman, Marthayn Pelegrimas, Richard Deming, Jonathan Craig), stalkers and other obsessives (Nancy Pickard, Marcia Muller, Brian Lawrence, Maxim Jakubowski, Lawrence Block, Ruth Rendell), vengeance served cold (James Reasoner, Max Allan Collins), or just plain bad relationships (Evan Hunter, Jim Combs, Donald Westlake). Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A CRIME by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Jon L. Breen, Simon Clark, Mat Coward, Gary A. Braunbeck, Edward D. Hoch, John Lutz, John Helfers, Simon Brett, Peter Crowther, Audrey Peterson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Doug Allyn round out a circle whose provocative concept makes it more satisfying as a whole than in any particular story."
Most fairy tales are already so full of innocent victims, monstrous malefactors, and sudden violence that it doesn't take much of a push to send them over the edge into the realm of crime fiction, as in this overstuffed collection of 24 brand-new stories. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1984

"Filled out with mediocre contributions from Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Robert A. Heinlein, Stanley Schmidt, and Larry Eisenberg: topical yet often bland fare—good enough for politically-oriented diversion, too un-probing to please serious sf fans."
A circumscribed and rather tentative collection of 17 tales, 1941-75. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"First-rate in every way, stories, editing, and as an act of love."
A sheaf of 23 original stories in tribute to Ray Bradbury's 50 years in fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

"Overall, an anthology of interest primarily to occult-fiction completists."
The authors collected here should know about the occult—nearly all of them are dead. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE KING by Martin H. Greenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The Halfling House,'' egregious at 29 pages) that would have made Tolkien himself wince—but, still, the strongest tales here are among the best short-length fantasy of the year."
Yet another Festschrift anthology by Greenberg, who has recently edited or coedited tributes to Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and H.P. Lovecraft, this time to honor the much-imitated author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

Alternate-world yarns exert an endless fascination: for one, because other worlds are scientifically respectable (modern particle theory admits the possibility); for another, the godlike power offered by historical what-ifs (for instance, what-if the Nazis had won WW II? Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Still, Anderson's tremendous yarn by itself is probably worth the price of admission, while the other oldies cast a nostalgic glow."
Fourteen more or less archosaurian variations, 195094, compiled by the veteran anthologizer. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"A simplistic premise, alas, encourages simplistic solutions."
Omnipresent anthologists Gorman and Greenberg suggested to 18 writers that each pound out a story that included one common element: a young woman found dead on an apartment floor. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF THE NIGHT by Barbara Hambly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Blood in the bank."
Surprisingly crisp and inventive vampire tales about sisters with fangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW LEGENDS by Greg Bear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nonpareil."
This original anthology of 15 stories and an essaya collection that, Bear hopes, amounts to "science fiction with a great soul"is divided into six sections: "Choices," "Growing Up," "Them and Us," "Win, Lose, or Draw," "Redemption," and "Ciphers,"all themes familiar from Bear's own fiction (Moving Mars, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >