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‘Stone Lives’ by Paul di Filippo

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This is only di Filippo’s third published story (he must have literally hundreds now) and it shows. The style is much blander than we are used to from di Filippo, there is no sign of his trademark wit and the plot is just ridiculous.

Punkosity: ****
Quality: **

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Written by Martin

17 April 2011 at 11:13

Posted in sf, short stories

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  1. […] by Greg Bear ‘Till Human Voices Wake Me’ by Lewis Shiner ‘Freezone’ by John Shirley ‘Stone Lives’ by Paul di Filippo ‘Red Star, Winter Orbit’ by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson ‘Mozart In Mirrorshades’ […]

  2. The review above is just ridiculous. The style of the story is bland because the content and events are so extremely intense, bordering on torture-porn. Employment conditions are physically grueling and relationships are emotionally crushing as well.
    The story was an early success for the author (which is why it was anthologized in Mirrorshades) and gained him well-deserved recognition as a rising talent.

    George Greene

    30 November 2016 at 14:10


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