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‘Burros Gone Bad’ by Peter Schneider

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This alleged story is only one page long and for all its sophistication Schneider might as well have just blown his nose on the paper. It encapsulates everything that is wrong with Sarrantonio’s approach: this is another story where he has clearly badgered a friend to write and the friend has shrugged and scrawled something worthless and asked whether it will do. He then ludicrously overpraises it in his introduction (this introduction is about the same length as the story itself).

Schneider has only published three stories and they have all appeared in Sarrantonio’s anthologies. Madness.

Quality: *
Shiftiness: *

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Written by Martin

21 May 2009 at 14:13

Posted in sf, short stories

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