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Eagerly Awaiting Strangeways 3,
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This review is from: James Patrick Kelly's Strangeways Number 2 (Kindle Edition)After reading the first Strangeways, I wasted no time in downloading the second. Kelly's humor shines through his foreword with a refreshing take on the writing process. I love hearing about an author's writing process in general, and Kelly's was so candid and unremorseful: he actually likes his own writing. Even right after he writes it. Even six months later. Maybe we'll get to hear about his editing process in Strangeways 3?
I love the mix of novelette, interview Q&A, short story, and short nonfiction piece. It's an excellent blend to give sci-fi readers a bit of everything, all in a reasonably-sized package. You can tell that a lot of research goes into each story--I learn something every time I read one. Both these stories seem eerily possible; one in the past, about how one tiny action can change the course of history, and one in a future that is too bleak to imagine and its present-day "visitor" who's actually stuck in a trap of his own creation. And yet despite the bleak landscape of the future, the visitor's reaction often had me laughing out loud.
Highly recommended for any fans of genre fiction; I'm looking forward to Strangeways 3!