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Even More

  • May 5, 2009
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Dann, Jack (editor). "More Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jewish Lights, 1999.

Even More

Amos Lassen

"More Wandering Stars" is the sequel to the highly successful "Wandering Stars", an anthology of Jewish fantasy and science fiction. The stories here deal with such themes as mothers, aliens and demons, the Messiah and all of the stories are by good writers--Horace L. Gold, Jack Dann, Woody Allen (yes, Woody Allen), Harlan Ellison, Isaac Bashevis Singer and others. The book is good -just not as good as its predecessor. Most of the stories deal with fantasy and not science fiction. Several of the stories do require a little education in Jewish history and culture. Unlike the previous volume in which all of the stories were good, there are several here that are only fair. I do not know if I would have wanted to read this book if I were not doing so because of the book group that I am a member of but now that I have, I can recommend it.

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I am an academic who reivews movies and books of interest to the GLBT and Jewish communities.   I came to Arkansas after having been relocated here due to Hurricane Katrina. I was living in … more
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This stellar collection of Jewish science fiction and fantasy carries on in the tradition of its companion volume--the enduring classic Wandering Stars--breaking new ground with every story.

Trouble with mothers; invading aliens and demons; the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah... all these phenomena and more are tackled in these tales from a creative group of extraordinary writers. We go to the edges of the universe, finding humor, pain and humanity in the unlikeliest of places and situations. Filled with wit, vigor, and sharp insight, this is a fantastic feast for the imagination that will intrigue and delight everyone who picks it up, Jew and non-Jew alike.

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ISBN-10: 1580230636
ISBN-13: 978-1580230636
Author: Jack Dann
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

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