Reviews 1988

1988
The Hidden Side of the Moon by Joanna Russ
Title: “The Little Dirty Girl and her Sisters”
The New York Times 31 January 1988
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Raven’s Wing by Joyce Carol Oates
You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates
Title: “Collisions but no marriages”
TLS 19 February 1988

The Wild Shore by Kim Stanley Robinson
Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
Title:
Washington Post 24 February 1988
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Spiral Winds by Garry Kilworth
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes by Patricia Highsmith
Title: none in mag;”Mimesis Chills Out” in book
Interzone #23 (Spring 1988)
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The Gold Coast by Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
Narabedla Ltd by Frederik Pohl
An Alien Light by Nancy Kress
Title: “California Dreams and Nightmares”
Washington Post 28 February 1988
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Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance by Richard Powers
Title: “Photo-finish”
TLS 11/17 March 1988

Great Sky River by Gregory Benford
Title: “Across the sea of suns”
New Statesman 31 March 1988
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Araminta Station by Jack Vance
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
A Man Rides Through by Steven Donaldson
Great Sky River by Gregory Benford
Cloudrock by Garry Kilworth
The Wooden Spaceships by Bob Shaw
Title:
The Observer 10 April 1988

Tidings by William Wharton
Title: “Preventing heat loss”
TLS 8/14 April 1988
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Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Title: “Enlightening the neon soul”
TLS 29 April/5 May 1988

Blue Fruit by Adam Lively
Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan
Putting Out by Neil Ferguson
Title: none in mag; ”A Protocol of Candour, With Victims” in book
Interzone #24 (Summer 1988)
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Elephant and Other Stories by Raymond Carver
Rock Springs by Richard Ford
The Stories of Tobias Wolff by Tobias Wolff
Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme
Title: “Reports from the regions”
TLS 13/19 May 1988

Ironweed dir Hector Babenco
Title: “The rituals of redemption”
TLS 27 May/2 June 1988

Quinn’s Book by William Kennedy
Title: “A touch of the healer”
TLS 17/23 June 1988

Being Invisible by Thomas Berger
Title: “Invisibility revisited”
TLS 22/28 July 1988

Whistlejacket by John Hawkes
Title: “The Strange Ride of John Hawkes”
Washington Post 24 July 1988

The Wooden Spaceships by Bob Shaw
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Vacuum Flowers by Michael Swanwick
The Sykaos Papers by E P Thompson
Title: “Trinities”
Interzone #25 September/October 1988
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The Poet at the Piano by Michiko Kakutani
Diminishing Fictions by Bruce Bawer
A Certain Climate by Paul Horgan
(Woman) Writer by Joyce Carol Oates
Title: “Assaying the Essayists”
Washington Post 31 July 1988

World’s End by T Coraghessan Boyle
Title: “Van Warts and all”
TLS 26 August/1 September 1988

The Past is Another Country by Peter Wludyka
Title: “Revenge of the Evil Empire”
Washington Post 20 September 1988
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Capote: a Biography by Gerald Clarke
Title: “Too Hard and Much Too Long”
The Listener 1 September 1988

The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies
Title: “Forging a life”
TLS 23/29 September 1988

Metrophage by Richard Kadrey
Title: “The dance of data”
TLS 21/27 October 1988

Tracks by Louise Erdrich
Title: “Janus-faced fables”
TLS 28 October/3 November 1988
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A Pack of Lies by Geraldine McCaughrean
Title: “Telling the tale”
TLS 25 November/1 December 1988
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The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
Cradle by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee
Wetware by Rudy Rucker
The Scalehunter’s Beautiful Daughter by Lucius Shepard
Title: “Gargleblasting” in mag (not my choice); ”Space Aria Caught in Larynx, Thousands Flee” in book
Interzone November/December 1988
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Representative Men by John Clellon Holmes
Go by John Clellon Holmes
Love in the Days of Rage by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Not Fade Away by Jim Dodge
Title: “Blowing hot and cool”
TLS 25 November/1 December 1988

Eternity by Greg Bear
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson
Terraplane by Jack Womack
Title: “From Eon to Eternity”
Washington Post 27 November 1988
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The Empire of Fear by Brian Stableford
The Fire Worm by Ian Watson
Four Hundred Billion Stars by Paul J McAuley
Cradle by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee
Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack
The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
Title: “Space operas with a gear loose”
Observer 18 December 1988

Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff
Title: “Magical History Tour 101″
Washington Post 21 November 1988
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