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Download Ebook ☆ Polyphemus ¶ ↠ Hannahredhead ô From sea monsters in outer space Polyphemus to aliens in human bodies The Autopsy these six stories by the author of In Yana the Touch of Undying display a distinctive talent for the macabre Whether based in sf or fantasy Shea's short fiction is not for the sueamNdying display a distinctive talent for the macabre Whether based in sf or fantasy Shea's short fiction is not for the sueamishContentsPoly A few years ago I attended a World fantasy convention in Madison Wisconsin To save on some money I stayed at a youth hostel To my surprise Mr Shea and Mrs Shea were staying there too We had a nice time talking about the convention He wound up winning a award The next night I met up with them again after dinner at the hostels living room We watched the movie The grudge on the tv He kindly allowed me to send some of my books to his home which he signed and returned

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From sea monsters in outer space Polyphemus to aliens in human bodies The Autopsy these six stories by the author of In Yana the Touch of U This is my first introduction to Michael Shea although his reputation as a fantasist and sci fihorror writer certainly precedes him and was one of the reasons why I had picked up a copy of this Arkham House editionFirst let me say that not every story in this collection met my liking Actually the one story I am referring to Pearls of the Vampire ueen I guiltily skimmed over so that I could return to the other stories that held my fascination It's not to say that the opening of this story bored me but once I realized that the story was a sword and sorcery type of fantasy tale I already knew that I would prefer to spend my time on the other sci fi and horror tales in this collection And I'm not casting any judgement on the fantasy genre I simply have never developed a palette for this kind of genre and by the time I got to Pearls I had already been enjoying the other stories in the collection and really was not up for a fantasy interlude Maybe I'll come back to this story one day but on to the rest of the stories I think for me the rest of the stories were an outstanding blend of horror and sci fi that demonstrated Shea's versatility in covering a wide range of sociallypolitical themes using a wonderful and highly stylistic proseThe two jewels of this collection are The Autopsy which I think most people have come across in various anthologies and The Extra The Autopsy masterfully combines horror tropes vampiric like feasting with sci fi tropes parasitic pupeteering of a host body by an alien entity to give us a harrowing mystery of one doctor's incredible but fatal discovering at the morgue one eveningThe Extra on the other hand is a traditional sci fi dystopic future kind of satire that incorporates some particularly horrific scenes of callous blood shed I was really blown away by this story particularly by what it attempted to achieve with its not so veiled social commentary of Hollywood entertainment taken to extremes The philosophical musings were cuttingly poignant without being preachy and Shea did a wonderful job with weaving in the satire to a highly compelling and sophisticated tale I would highly encourage any reader who has yet to read Shea to give him a go definitely worth your time

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PolyphemusPhemus 1981The Angel of Death 1979Uncle Tuggs 1986The Pearls of the Vampire ueen 1982The Horror on the #33 1982The Extra 1987The Autopsy 19 This book is by one of the best sci fi writers you've never heard of This book is a collection of oddly claustrophobic gritty hung over sort of stories about people living in dreadful worlds that seem simultaneously to be set in the distant future and the distant past The writing is so good that you can almost hold each character in your hand but after you do you have to scrub and scrub and scrub to get yourself clean again