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Heart of Whitenesse Heart of Whitenesse by Howard Waldrop
reviewed by Greg L. Johnson
There is a school of thought that holds a short story should stand on its own, without benefit of a foreword or an afterword explanation. It's a debatable proposition that probably holds up well as an ideal critical standard, but like all rules it eventually must meet its exception. That exception is Howard Waldrop, whose stories stand up fine on their own, and then become even better after the author explains them.

A Better World's In Birth! A Better World's In Birth! by Howard Waldrop
reviewed by Steven H Silver
The story details a world in which a Communist revolution succeeded in central Europe in the middle of the nineteenth-century. Twenty years later, as the last of the old guard are dying, there is a series of reports of visitations by the spirits of the martyrs of the revolution, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Richard Wagner. It is dropped in the lap of Comrade Rienzi to determine why these apparitions are appearing.

Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations by Howard Waldrop
reviewed by Greg L. Johnson
This is a collection of eight stories, all written by the author and someone else. The someone elses are Leigh Kennedy, Steven Utley, Buddy Saunders, George R.R. Martin, Bruce Sterling, and A.A. Jackson IV. As you would expect, he brings his unique artistry and clever use of historical minutia, while the others contribute their own not-so-inconsiderable talents. The results run from flawed yet interesting experiments like "The Latter Days of the Law" (with Bruce Sterling) to minor classics such as the title story (with Steven Utley) and "One Horse Town" (with Leigh Kennedy).

Dream Factories and Radio Pictures Dream Factories and Radio Pictures by Howard Waldrop
reviewed by Lisa DuMond
Finally, there is some vindication for those of us who have lived with heads crowded with movie, television, radio, and all that other minutiae that everyone told us we'd never use! No matter how bizarre our knowledge of celebrity marriages, scandals, and forgotten stars, the author knows infinitely more. Most importantly, he's consented to share that information and his blinding imagination with all of us.

Going Home Again Going Home Again by Howard Waldrop
reviewed by Greg L. Johnson
Howard Waldrop is a singularly individual writer who writes complex, beautiful short stories, many of which reveal alternate histories of a truly unique nature. Unfortunately, he produces them barely faster than most authors turn out novels.

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