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Things Will Never Be The Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader by Howard Waldrop
Cover Artist: Robert T. Garcia/Ellen Datlow
Review by Judy Newton
Old Earth Books Trade Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1882968360
Date: March 2007 List Price $19.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

You don't have to know a lot to read Howard Waldrop's fiction, but it helps. His stories are packed with inside jokes, allusions, historic and pop-cultural references which sometimes leave you wondering if you got everything out of it he put into it. That's why this collection of his short fiction is such a treasure: each story has an afterword written by Howard himself explaining (some of) the punch lines you may have missed, the premise he based it on, the circumstances under which he wrote, and anything else he felt his readers should know. (The continuing saga of how he single-handedly shut down a number of publications just by having a story accepted is truly amazing.)

From official release/information:

From back of Book: The first career retrospective of the writer that the Washington Post Book World called: "The resident Weird Mind of his generation, he writes like a honky-tonk angle." 16 stories, each with a new after word.

(Source: Old Earth Books)

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