Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader:

Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader:


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  1. Tim Schneider Tim Schneider says:

    Another collection of short stories by the always entertaining Howard Waldrop Waldrop is a writer of very intelligent short fiction The stories in this collection garnered a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award win along with nominations for five Hugos, four Nebulas, a Sidewise award and a WFA Waldrop absolutely never writes down to his audience He does a ridiculous amount of research for his short stories and just expects you to keep up That s a lot easier keeping up now with the internet I Another collection of short stories by the always entertaining Howard Waldrop Waldrop is a writer of very intelligent short fiction The stories in this collection garnered a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award win along with nominations for five Hugos, four Nebulas, a Sidewise award and a WFA Waldrop absolutely never writes down to his audience He does a ridiculous amount of research for his short stories and just expects you to keep up That s a lot easier keeping up now with the internet I suspect that reading some of his stories in the pre internet days could have been daunting There s not a bad story in the lot About half of these had not been seen in previous collections, though with Waldrop s collections frequently going out of print it s not necessarily a problem if they had been From the brilliant look at the true last of the dodo s in The Ugly Chickens to his short sequel to War of the Worlds in Night of the Cooters and the brilliant alt history of Hearts of Whitenesse and Us there s something for every taste If you ve never read anything by Waldrop you owe it too yourself to do so


  2. Steven Vaughan-Nichols Steven Vaughan-Nichols says:

    Hi My name is Steven J Vaughan Nichols I write for a living Here s what I can do I can explain deeply technical subjects to a layman I can write intelligently about technology, business, and legal issues I can even be amusing, and every now and again I can write a memorable line What I can t do is write magic Howard Waldrop writes magic.This collection of short stories is filled with gems of the writer s art His themes are based on science fiction, but they re rooted in the human heart Hi My name is Steven J Vaughan Nichols I write for a living Here s what I can do I can explain deeply technical subjects to a layman I can write intelligently about technology, business, and legal issues I can even be amusing, and every now and again I can write a memorable line What I can t do is write magic Howard Waldrop writes magic.This collection of short stories is filled with gems of the writer s art His themes are based on science fiction, but they re rooted in the human heart and experience I like what I do, but I wish I could write like he does I can t As many SF editors will tell you, no one else can write like he does Perhaps it s just as well It makes his magic evenprecious


  3. Trish Graboske Trish Graboske says:

    Let me just quote three lines page 44, Ray, Zoot, and Cornelius all looked like they had thirty two lane bowling alleys inside their heads and all the pin machines were down , page 90, I Italian priests with crosses you coulda barred a livery stable door with , page 110, The light was so bad in the bar that everyone looked like they had been painted by Thomas Hart Benton, or carved from dirty bars of soap with rusty spoons The last is an opening line, and it sure kept me reading.


  4. Greg Greg says:

    I picked this up because I was entranced by Waldrop s book, Them Bones even though I thought that work incomplete in some ways.Waldrop is an inventive, clever, and very good writer except when he isn t.Most of the stories in this small volume are quite good, but a couple of them left me cold I suppose that is not too unusual in a collection of short stories written over a number of year.Waldrop writes in a number of genres, and that alone makes him very interesting.If you are a fan, or I picked this up because I was entranced by Waldrop s book, Them Bones even though I thought that work incomplete in some ways.Waldrop is an inventive, clever, and very good writer except when he isn t.Most of the stories in this small volume are quite good, but a couple of them left me cold I suppose that is not too unusual in a collection of short stories written over a number of year.Waldrop writes in a number of genres, and that alone makes him very interesting.If you are a fan, or just curious about him, this might be a book worth dipping into


  5. Rita Rita says:

    I picked this book out because of the story about the dodos It s the best story of the whole book.


  6. Matthew Gatheringwater Matthew Gatheringwater says:

    In these stories, Waldrop reveals himself to be a science fiction writer concerned with the past Two of his most famous stories are about an extinct species The Ugly Chickens and an extinct way of life Heirs to the Perisphere He devotes an entire story to a single defunct technology Mr Goober s Show His alternate histories are set variously in the nineteenth century, the Elizabethan era, the first century, and even in pre historic times.The author s narrative voice, too, seems to have been In these stories, Waldrop reveals himself to be a science fiction writer concerned with the past Two of his most famous stories are about an extinct species The Ugly Chickens and an extinct way of life Heirs to the Perisphere He devotes an entire story to a single defunct technology Mr Goober s Show His alternate histories are set variously in the nineteenth century, the Elizabethan era, the first century, and even in pre historic times.The author s narrative voice, too, seems to have been formed in the past, rooted in a kind of 20th century masculine tone that I thought I d heard the last of when my subscription to Boy s Life ran out This will be an attraction to some, but not to me I must admit, however, this tone doesn t get in the way of the story telling and, sometimes, enhances it, as in King of Where I Go, which is a clever and poignant alternate history for two.Waldrop is a writer who sets interesting challenges for himself From the notes that accompany the stories, he seems to come up with an interesting question What if Piltdown man wasn t a hoax, but a real fossil representing an entire culture and then discovers the answer to the question as he writes The challenge of combining the historical figure, Christopher Marlowe, with Raymond Chandler s detective character, Marlowe, in the style of Marlow, the narrator of Joseph Conrad s The Heart of Darkness, resulted in a very good story, The Heart of Whitenesse.My favorite story in this collection, however, is The Lions Are Asleep This Night, which is an alternate history in which Africa and South America have shaken off colonialism and have become dominant world powers and a young man the reader recognizes will be the world s greatest and most humane playwright tries to get his first manuscript published


  7. kim kim says:

    I came across one of these stories in another anthology and immediately wanted to readWaldrop seems sort of like a combination of George Saunders, Richard Brautigan and the Twilight Zone, and judging from this collection he seems to write a lot of alt histories This book has afterwords by the author for each story, and at first I found his liberal use of italics kind of irritating, but then I decided it was very charming possibly because in the afterword for Wild, Wild Horses he say I came across one of these stories in another anthology and immediately wanted to readWaldrop seems sort of like a combination of George Saunders, Richard Brautigan and the Twilight Zone, and judging from this collection he seems to write a lot of alt histories This book has afterwords by the author for each story, and at first I found his liberal use of italics kind of irritating, but then I decided it was very charming possibly because in the afterword for Wild, Wild Horses he says that he doesn t really like fantasy, so when he got an idea for a fantasy story he was disappointed Then he decided it would be ok to write a fantasy as long as it was a fantasy story as if it were happening to truck drivers I will definitely be tracking downof Waldrop s work


  8. Peter Johnston Peter Johnston says:

    A funny thing happened when I bought this book The owner became so excited at my choice, I thought he was going to propose marriage Had a great chat with him about HW, who I was only vaguely familiar with, but had liked the bits and pieces I d read Anyway, anecdotes aside, this is a collection of solid, well written stories spanning decades I know I don t have very mainstream tastes in books, so I m not surprised he isn tpopular The stories are deep, clever and poignant, he really cat A funny thing happened when I bought this book The owner became so excited at my choice, I thought he was going to propose marriage Had a great chat with him about HW, who I was only vaguely familiar with, but had liked the bits and pieces I d read Anyway, anecdotes aside, this is a collection of solid, well written stories spanning decades I know I don t have very mainstream tastes in books, so I m not surprised he isn tpopular The stories are deep, clever and poignant, he really catches that mood of chances lost and dreams deferred Don t expect galaxy shattering space battles or cyber cowboys jacking into the net, these are about humble people doing extraordinary things


  9. Jaime Jaime says:

    Irregular recopilaci n de relatos cortos Algunos excelentes, otros mediocres Los que m s me agradaron fueron The ugly chickens en donde un ornit logo descubre que podr a haber dodos escondidos en la Am rica profunda Heirs of the perisphere en donde tres botargas roboticas de Mickey, Donald y Guffy recorren un mundo postapocaliptico Y Calling your name en donde un accidente provoca que un hombre se translade a una dimension alterna.Los demas relatos no estan malos, pero tampoco llamaron Irregular recopilaci n de relatos cortos Algunos excelentes, otros mediocres Los que m s me agradaron fueron The ugly chickens en donde un ornit logo descubre que podr a haber dodos escondidos en la Am rica profunda Heirs of the perisphere en donde tres botargas roboticas de Mickey, Donald y Guffy recorren un mundo postapocaliptico Y Calling your name en donde un accidente provoca que un hombre se translade a una dimension alterna.Los demas relatos no estan malos, pero tampoco llamaron mucho mi atencion


  10. Benjamin Benjamin says:

    The fascinating thing about Howard Waldrop is how he is able to make each short story completely unique The author takes an idea and weaves a story out of it that is very different than everything else This collection somehow defies genre definitions and conventions to ascend to a higher level of speculative fiction.


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  • Hardcover
  • 311 pages
  • Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005
  • Howard Waldrop
  • English
  • 13 September 2019
  • 1882968352

About the Author: Howard Waldrop

Howard Waldrop is a science fiction Never Be Kindle Ò author who works primarily in short fiction Waldrop s stories combine elements such as alternate history, American popular culture, the American South, old movies, classical mythology, Things Will eBook Ù and rock n roll music.