From School Library Journal
YA-- Imagine trying to solve a murder in an androgynous, religious community in which all the members have been surgically altered to eliminate their differences or, in another story, parents raising a child to be an assassin through subliminal messages from his beloved teddy bear. John Varley's ``The Barbie Murders'' and Harry Harrison's ``I Always Do What Teddy Says'' are just 2 of the 15 short stories in this superior sci/fi collection that centers on genetics, robotics, cybernetics, and computers. Included are new stories by C. J. Cherryh, Alan Dean Foster, and George Alec Effinger, as well as older selections by such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, and Robert Bloch. The writing is topnotch, and the concepts are intriguing.
- John Lawson, Fairfax County Pub . Lib . , Fairfax, VA
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From Library Journal
Fifteen authors, including C.J. Cherryh, Orson Scott Card, and Larry Niven, contribute new and previously published sf crime stories for this theme anthology suitable for large sf/short story collections.
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Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.