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I just finished Down These Dark Spaceways, edited by Mike Resnick. Contained six novellas combining the mystery genre with science fiction. Two of the stories were excellent, two above average. Not bad for a collection. One of the stories was, to my mind, just a mystery with a few futuristic doo-dads to make it science fiction-y. One of them was just ordinary; I'd call it a pot boiler.

"In the Quake Zone" by David Gerrold was outstanding, worth the price of the collection all by itself. With unerring accuracy he evoked the era of Los Angeles in the late 60's and 70's, Hollywood and West Hollywood and one of the major subcultures of that era. He did it just exactly right (I remember the time and place well) and the ending was authentic. And you'll hear echoes of Landmark, if you know where to look. This is one you don't want to miss.

"The City of Cries" by Catherine Asaro was top notch as well. Gotta read this one, too. I'm reluctant to say much about it, because I can't figure out how to review it without giving it away: young man disappears and our detective is charged with finding him and returning him to his Family. The characters rock. Read and enjoy.

I'm going to release the book into the wild now so that someone else can enjoy it as well.

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