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Far Enough Window The Dragons of Manhattan and Leaving Fortusa His book length fiction Dragonhenge illustrated by Bob Eggleton was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was The Stardragons His first story collection Take No Prisoners appeared in 2004 His anthology New Writings in the Fantastic was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award His novellas The City in These Pages and The Lonely Hunter appeared from PS Publishing For his nonfiction work he has received two Hugos a World Fantasy Award and various othe. I've enjoyed John Grant's short stories whenever I've come across them so was pleased to find this collection The stories range from straightforward SF to horror and tinged with a fine sense of humour The opening story is perhaps the strongest as it usually is in short story collections I also loved the story about the two kids trying to save the universe I wasn't too keen on the sci fi story about artificial intelligence But then I'm no fan of SF The uality of the writing is always outstanding I do recommend this book because we are all different have different likes and dislikes as it should be and I'm sure you will enjoy these tales

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It is an easy enough mistake to make the most natural mistake in the world Cello is hooked up to the machine but whose dreams does she experience The house is suddenly infested but with what At the Edinburgh Fringe he meets Kristie; she seems to be exactly what he needs The books Philip buys contain a signature that has no right to be there In a West Country village petrol is ridiculously cheap; where does it come from Caught in a blizzard he finds himself in Memoryville where he meets an old acuaintance Ginfalcio Beeswax a. Because each of the short stories in this collection deserves breathing room to better appreciate I broke up the reading with other books I suppose I could have spread it out for a longer period of time but I like to unwrap gifts and couldn't wait to see what the next story presented It is a delightful collection with good variety love and loss alternate andor parallel universe themes heavens and hell There is ample evidence in each story of the author's lively imagination and sense of humour I usually hate short story collections but this one I highly recommend

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Nd Truculence Fish are all that stand between the monsters from the blackness of outerspace and the end of mankind; but are issues closer to home frightening than multi tentacled aliens Christopher a miracle child Nick's lives are haunted but by whom The artist is dead but her art lives on It's Benjy's birthday and he wants his own universe Here is a dozen of John Grant's best stories John Grant is author of some seventy books of which about twenty five are fiction including novels like The World The Hundredfold Problem The. I've always enjoyed John Grant's short stories and two of my favorites previously published in Black Static are reprinted here His Artist Wife and Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie Grant has a way of undermining a previously straightforward narrative with a hint of disconnection similar in some respects to Jonathan Carroll although Grant roots his stories in the less overtly fantastical the dilemmas internal than external in the almost could be true I also enjoyed Ghost Story and All The Little Gods We Are for the same reasons although I agree with one Goodreads reviewer that similar themesstyles in one collection do create an aura of expectation and might be best breathing in separate volumesHaving said what I like I suppose it's only fair to say what I didn't like all subjective of course Baited Breath is a dragon story and I loathe dragons which might have colored my reading which would make a good piece of flash fiction but not the twenty eight pages here and I found the writing a little labored and distant in Memoryville Blues and Two Stroke Toilets awful title where good concepts weren't married to inventive writing sometimes the genre tropes forced their way into stories where I felt greater subtlety would have benefitedOf course other readers might reverse the above and have different opinions and favorites I recommend you buy the book and make up your own minds Grant is never less than entertaining


4 thoughts on “Tell No Lies

  1. says:

    Because each of the short stories in this collection deserves breathing room to better appreciate I broke up the reading with other books I suppose I could have spread it out for a longer period of time but I like to unwrap gifts and couldn't wait to see what the next story presented It is a delightful collection with good variety love and loss alternate andor parallel universe themes heavens and hell There is ample evidence in each story of the author's lively imagination and sense of humour I usually hate short story collections but this one I highly recommend


  2. says:

    I've always enjoyed John Grant's short stories and two of my favorites previously published in Black Static are reprinted here His Artist Wife and Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie? Grant has a way of undermining a previously straightforward narrative with a hint of disconnection similar in some respects to Jonathan Carroll although Grant roots his stories in the less overtly fantastical the dilemmas internal than external in the almost could be true I also enjoyed Ghost Story and All The Little Gods We Are for the same reasons although I agree with one Goodreads reviewer that similar themesstyles in one collection do create an aura of expectation and might be best breathing in separate volumesHaving said what I like I suppose it's only fair to say what I didn't like all subjective of course Baited Breath is a dragon story and I loathe dragons which might have colored my reading which would make a good piece of flash fiction but not the twenty eight pages here and I found the writing a little labored and distant in Memoryville Blues and Two Stroke Toilets awful title where good concepts weren't married to inventive writing sometimes the genre tropes forced their way into stories where I felt greater subtlety would have benefitedOf course other readers might reverse the above and have different opinions and favorites I recommend you buy the book and make up your own minds Grant is never less than entertaining


  3. says:

    I've enjoyed John Grant's short stories whenever I've come across them so was pleased to find this collection The stories range from straightforward SF to horror and tinged with a fine sense of humour The opening story is perhaps the strongest as it usually is in short story collections I also loved the story about the two kids trying to save the universe I wasn't too keen on the sci fi story about artificial intelligence But then I'm no fan of SF The uality of the writing is always outstanding I do recommend this book because we are all different have different likes and dislikes as it should be and I'm sure you will enjoy these tales


  4. says:

    Just uickly to explain my 3 stars Grant is an exceptionally good writer some of these stories are wonderful However the anthology format does him few favours as the same themes keep rearing Read sparingly I think this would be effective


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