Thursday, December 29, 2011

Down These Strange Streets - Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin

A very mediocre collection of stories, made worse by the sameness. Apparently there are no strange streets in Europe, Asia, Africa or Oceania going by this selection. The fantasy writers write about the USA, the historical writers, Rome. So bonus points to Gabaldon and Denton at least for being a bit more interesting. Mediawise, of course, the US streets are the least strange to anyone. Very disappointing and a poor book.

Down These Strange Streets : Dead By Dahlia - Charlaine Harris
Down These Strange Streets : The Bleeding Shadow - Joe R. Lansdale
Down These Strange Streets : Hungry Heart - Simon R. Green
Down These Strange Streets : Styx And Stones - Steven Saylor
Down These Strange Streets : Pain And Suffering - S.M. Stirling
Down These Strange Streets : It's Still The Same Old Story - Carrie Vaughn
Down These Strange Streets : The Lady Is A Screamer - Conn Iggulden
Down These Strange Streets : Hellbender - Laurie R. King
Down These Strange Streets : Shadow Thieves - Glen Cook
Down These Strange Streets : No Mystery No Miracle - Melinda Snodgrass
Down These Strange Streets : The Difference Between A Puzzle And A Mystery - Daniel Abraham
Down These Strange Streets : The Curious Affair Of The Deodand - Lisa Tuttle
Down These Strange Streets : Lord John And The Plague Of Zombies - Diana Gabaldon
Down These Strange Streets : Beware The Snake - John Maddox Roberts
Down These Strange Streets : In Red With Pearls - Patricia Briggs
Down These Strange Streets : The Adakian Eagle - Bradley Denton

Head off.

2.5 out of 5


Find Tootie.

3.5 out of 5


John Taylor, a box and a heart.

3 out of 5


Gordianus goes to Babylon for some lemur faking.

3.5 out of 5


Shadowspawn kill.

3 out of 5


Vampire problem.

3 out of 5


Spirit feel.

3 out of 5


Hybrid moments, SalaMan.

3.5 out of 5


Garrett, a box, Dead Man.

3 out of 5


Old one deal.

3 out of 5


Bit of a monster.

3 out of 5


Gargoyles and bits.

2.5 out of 5


Jamaican zombies.

3 out of 5


Caesar don't like 'em.

3 out of 5


Werewolf detective.

3 out of 5


Aleutian military magic.

3 out of 5




2 out of 5

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