Review of Intergalactic Medicine Show premier
Top of the heap at Tangent Online, at least for the moment, is my review of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, an e-zine that features a short story by Card and seven other short stories. Highlight of this review: at long last, Eugie has had to take her red pen to my immortal words. She didn't like the word 'fugliest,' as in, The premier issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show features Card’s “Mazer in Prison,” seven other stories (some good, some not so good), and the fugliest Prairie Muffin ever to appear on SF cover art. . . . choosing instead the phrase, "most unappealing." Well, at least she kept "Prairie Muffin." Take a look at the cover, and tell me I'm wrong. I wish I could say I loved this collection, but I can't. It's a mixed bag, with three fine stories, and four that range from disappointing to [insert snarky adjective here]. Angry authors, feel free to leave your comments below. For those of you who came here expecting humor, all I have are two great links from this morning's YesButNoButYes (they're currently running a story about a teddy bear with a butthole): Santa Troubles: Claymation Santa's DUI. Woomba: 21st Century feminine hygeine. Enjoy. D.