(urth) Shadows of the New Sun Tribute Anthology

Stephen Hoy stephenhoy at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 2 11:13:56 PST 2013

Earlier this week, Michael Swanwick posted the opening paragraphs of his contribution.


Marc, can there ever be a nonbiased party? I think the best reviewer (critic?) is a well-informed, independent reader whose point-of-view is transparent, like the contributors to this list. I've particularly enjoyed reading your chronological critiques of Wolfe's short fiction for the very reason that you are an informed reader of Wolfe.

 From: Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com>
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Thanks, David and Antonin.  Two of the most memorable recent anthologies like this were Vance's Songs of the Dying Earth and Bradbury's Shadow Show, both well worth the investment.  The issue with the Vance one was homogeneity - they were all Dying Earth stories, and many of them attempted to emulate his style, as well, some more successfully than others.  The Bradbury one seemed thematic, and worked amazingly well, in my opinion.  
It was interesting to see who attempted a Wolfean style and who elected to write with less narrative elisions. Savile's story, for example, would have blended perfectly and seamlessly into the Bradbury anthology.  
Can't wait to read a review from a nonbiased party.

--- On Sat, 3/2/13, David Stockhoff <dstockhoff at verizon.net> wrote:

>From: David Stockhoff <dstockhoff at verizon.net>
>Subject: Re: (urth) Shadows of the New Sun Tribute Anthology
>To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
>Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 6:07 AM
>Awesome! Congrats on your own story.
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