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Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Best Short Story Ever

I've just read what I think is my favourite short story of all time- The Bowdler Strain by James Lovegrove, from The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction. Absolutely superb!! and beating my previous faves by Iain Banks and Phil Dick. I'll be checking out more of Mr Lovegrove's work in the very near future :-) Well done that man.

3 comments:

Darren T said...

I loved that one as well..! Fantastic word-play, but then, Mr Lovegrove does write cryptic crossword puzzles in his spare time, so he's, like, y'know, all about the vocab, isn'e?

Andy Rem said...

To be honest, I know nothing about Lovegrove and have never read his stuff before. I will now rectify this most heinous crime!!! I'm seriously looking forward to it.

Darren T said...

Well, I'd personally recommend starting with either 'Days' (biting social satire) or 'Untied Kingdom' (post-societal collapse social satire), although 'Provender Gleed' is stuffed full of more word-play than you can shake a dead thesaurus at, if that's more to your liking...