Thursday, July 7, 2011
Recently read: "Long Eyes and Other Stories" by Jeff Carlson
This was my first introduction to Carlson. There's three stories here:
"Long Eyes" a story about a human/spaceship hybrid, and what makes someone human.
"Planet of the Sealies" about future archaeology, and the skills necessary for survival of the species
"Pressure" about a human/sea creature hybrid.
I've said before that I don't read a lot of short fiction, and I know that it's my loss, since so much interesting work (and new authors) first show up in the shorter length. I assume Carlson is more know for his Plague novels (Plague Year, Plague War and Plague Zone). Based upon these shorter works, I may have to try Plague Year.
I've also heard good things about The Frozen Sky, so I should try that.