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HOWARD WHO? by Howard Waldrop /SPECULATIVE STORIES/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------HOWARD WHO?: TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION by Howard Waldrop. Although Waldrop is the author of a novel (the paperback original Them Bones), these 12 stories are strong enough to stand on their own. The Nebula and World Fantasy award winner "The Ugly Chickens" is a delightful tale about a brace of dodos that managed to survive into the 20th century, only to end up as the centerpiece of a Mississippi picnic table. Many of the other stories are also strongly rooted in history; often they have almost no plot but use history, real or reconstructed, to illuminate an idea. "Ike at the Mike" envisions Eisenhower as a Dixieland musician and Elvis Presley as a U.S. Senator. "The World as We Know't" imagines what would have happened if 18th century physicist Joseph Priestly had been right about "phlogiston" (answer: the total combustion of the world). And "Heirs of the Perisphere" parodies SF cliches by turning them into something like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Waldrop's stories have to be read to be believed. He is able to turn the mundane into the spectacular. Take 'Man Mountain Gentian' about sumo wrestlers with telekinetic powers. Or 'Heirs of the Perisphere' about intelligent Disney robots that are mistakenly activated years after humanity mysteriously disappeared. 'Mary Margaret Road-Grader' is a fascinating story about Native American Tractor pulls. 'God's Hooks': a story about a fishing expedition for Leviathan and the consequences thereof. There is not a bad story in this collection. Waldrop is a towering talent in the speculative fiction scene. You are bidding on the stated Doubleday First Edition from 1986. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (they still crackle) (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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