A novel I cannot talk about. I'm a tease.
Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle.
I read the first few stories. Notes here. More to follow.
“The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” by Neil Gaiman. This is a story about a man forgetting what he should remember, as one does when senile or afflicted with Alzheimer’s, but what he remembered, was far more than personal, because words and stories are life. It is genius, which is a word I—unlike most—do not toss around. This is an amazing story.
“Headlife” by Margaret Atwood. Very EC Comics-esque story, consciously playing with the tropes of 1950s sci-fi. Well-written, but because it wasn’t particularly unique or deep, not my favorite.
“Heavy” by Jay Bonansinga. Eh. Certainly shows a disdain for agents, but it didn’t get me.
“The Girl in the Funeral Parlor” by Sam Weller. This didn’t have the prettiest prose, but it was an amazing story. Very touching and very Bradbury-esque, which the previous two were not.