Monatsarchiv: Juli 2015

A Cabin on the Coast • 1981 • Magical realism short story by Gene Wolfe

★★★ Synopsis Timothy Ryan Neal is the son of a famous politician. He makes holidays with his girlfriend in his father’s cabin. One morning, he finds her missing, probably drowned in the ocean. But Timothy is convinced that a ship … Weiterlesen

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Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon? • 1999 • Short story by Gene Wolfe

★★ Synopsis A dim-witted but sympathetic strongman searches for the legendary „White Cow Moon“ – a satellite with a very low orbit – with his friend, Junie Moon. Review Here, the unreliable narrator comes in the form of dumbness, he simply doesn’t understand … Weiterlesen

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The Tree Is My Hat • 1999 • Horror novelette by Gene Wolfe

★★★★ Synopsis The narrator Baden, an American government employee, slowly recovering from a malaria-like illness, makes friends with native Polynesians on some Southsea island. The natives worship a shark god who turns up as a kind of therianthropy in the form of … Weiterlesen

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Petting Zoo • 1997 • SF short story by Gene Wolfe

★★★ Synopsis A man stands in line at a zoo to get a ride on a talking purple dinosaur which he genentically engineered as a boy. Both man and beast have been reeducated. Review One of Wolfe’s rare humorous stories. It … Weiterlesen

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Bed and Breakfast • 1996 • Fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe

★★★★ Synopsis The first brilliant line grabbed my instantly: I know an old couple who live near Hell. A man regularly stops at a B&B which is located near hell. He gives protection to a beautiful woman,  spends a passionate night … Weiterlesen

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