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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy - Sharyn November, Francesca Lia Block, Diana Wynne Jones, Ellen Klages, Sharon Shinn, Patricia A. McKillip, Emma Bull, Kelly Link, Tamora Pierce, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Alison Goodman, Charles de Lint, Kara Dalkey, Alan Dean Foster, Carol Emshwiller, Tanith Lee, Pamela Dean I enjoyed the first compilation by this editor, Firebirds, much more than this one, though I still found a few stories to enjoy. I found a lot of the spirit of the first book was missing in this, and the stories didn’t seem quite as strong. My favorite, which I wasn’t expecting to like, was “In the House of the Seven Librarians,” concerning seven old-fashioned librarians who lock themselves in their old library when a modern one is built across town. There were several stories I started and skipped and a few that just went nowhere.