When Pandora's box was opened, all the evils of the world escaped. Only hope was left. The lady also had a closet, it seems, filled with strange shoes, jewelry, and garments, some useful, some beautiful, and others best not touched. Nineteen writers give us stories about some of the items stored in it, such as the Rhinegold, the accursed gold ring that generates wealth (Timothy Zahn's "The Ring"); Dorothy Gale's (i.e., the Wicked Witch of the East's) ruby slippers (Louise Marley's "Technicolor"); a direly inspirational outer garment (Joe Masdon's "Jack's Mantle"); and 16 other magical items of adornmentand the costs of wearing them. Of generally high quality, the stories are most impressive for their variety. They do, however, rather induce the urge to clean one's closet and squelch the impulse to browse garage sales. Murray, Frieda
About the Author
Martin H. Greenberg���was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and���is the president of TEKNO books.���He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Jean Rabe���is a fantasy and SF writer who sometimes dabbles in military fiction and myserties. She's an avid reader who has far too many books to fit on her bookshelves, and she resides in a tiny town in Illinois with her husband, three dogs, an obnoxious parrot, and an assortment of tropical fish. She can be found at jeanrabe.com.