Search Results: "Martin H. Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 1991

"Strictly for feline fanatics."
Seventeen new if not overly original stories guaranteed to give you paws—if not pause. Read full book review >

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CAT CRIMES TAKES A VACATION by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 1995

"Somebody's obviously buying these books, however, so expect a new twist next year."
The editors' series of Cat Crimes anthologies hits bottom with this sixth installment. Read full book review >

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SOLVED by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1991

"Ho-hum, overall, and not as interesting as the true-crime antecedents."
Sixteen short stories—some puckish, several conspiracy- oriented, and all never-published-before (for good reason)—that rework and supposedly ``solve'' various real-life notable mysteries. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"How about skipping them next year and including one of editor Gorman's peerless stories instead?"
For their second installment of the series that began last year, veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S 25 FINEST CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even though Hoch's Necrology lists mercifully few household names, you can't help feeling on the evidence presented that this hasn't been a banner year for short stories of crime."
Professionalism rather than originality is the keynote of this seventh annual collection. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"LookingglassssalggnikooL pleasuresserusaelp."
Brightly conceived, even though the most widely known alternative history tale of modern times is ignored, James Cameron's Terminator II. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Still, six out of 21 isn't bad."
Five of this year's crop are first-rate, one is truly superb—and the rest? Well, never mind those. Read full book review >

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PREDATORS by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Steak-tartare-and-potatoes, with a few extras."
Suspense-oriented horror anthology of 21 stories, awash in slice-and-dice, that's nearly indistinguishable from its so-so predecessor, Stalkers (1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1983

"A disjointed, artificial assemblage—that still might find favor in a few origin-pondering classrooms, as well as with ardent Asimovians."
Factual, speculative, and mythical ideas about origins—concerning (in four separate parts) the universe, the solar system, the Earth, and humankind—via a peculiar, confusing mix of materials: four scriptural selections, four straightforward science pieces, 17 fantasy/sf stories from 1933-81, a poem, and a recent Asimov essay refuting Creationism. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PULP by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"95 for 560 pages of the stuff your mother warned you to keep away from."
Or American Digest, since editors Gorman and Greenberg (Love Kills, p. 595, etc.), joined by veteran Pronzini (A Wasteland of Strangers, p. 914, etc.), contend that the true high-water mark of short noir fiction was the period from 1950 to 1970, after Black Mask and its ilk had already been killed off by inexpensive paperbacks and TV, and digests like Manhunt and Pursuit reigned supreme. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION WEIGHT-LOSS BOOK by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1982

"Simply scrumptious—however familiar some items on the menu."
At first glance this might appear an implausible anthology idea—but the upshot is a deliciously varied and diverting set of 15 yarns, from H. G. Wells to the present, examining obesity in all its ghastly guises. 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 >