Karoo by Steve Tesich

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Karoo by Steve Tesich
The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Anthony Boucher
Colette Freedman – The Consequences
B V Larson – Dust World
John Joseph Adams – The Way of the Wizard

Karoo by Steve Tesich

Oscar-winning writer Steve Tesich masterfully creates and destroys the sad, mad world of Saul Karoo.
Karoo is an alcoholic who can’t get drunk, a loving father who can’t bear to be alone with his son, a fixer of film scripts who admits that he ruins every one of them. Calamity and comedy accompany Saul on his odyssey through sex, death and showbusiness as he seeks to ‘fix’ both a master director’s greatest film and his own broken life at the same time.

The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Anthony Boucher

Anthony Boucher was long known as an important book critic and editor, master of languages and successful novelist. He was also a superb short story writer of science fiction and fantasy: inventive, prolific- and always entertaining.
The stories and novelettes in this titanic collection were chosed for the sheer virtuosity of their themes, moods, backgrounds; for their insights; for their laughter. They are wonderfully peopled by moth-eaten little demons, grim interplanetary predators, rebellios androids and dopplegangers; by humans with otherworld talents; and finally, not least, by one very special werewolf.
The Compleat Werewolf is a memorable volume, representing as it does a rich display of a fine author’s creativeness and craftsmanship.

Colette Freedman – The Consequences

The end of an affair may be only the beginning. . .
Over the course of one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker confirmed her suspicions about her husband’s affair, confronted his mistress, Stephanie, and saved her marriage. She and Robert have eighteen years, two teenagers, and a film production business between them–plus a bond that Kathy has no intention of giving up on. Yet though Robert is contrite, Kathy can’t quite silence her doubts.

B V Larson – Dust World

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder.
In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is thirty-five lightyears away. The Legion commanders have a secret plan of their own. And then there’s James McGill, who was never too good at listening to authority in the first place…

John Joseph Adams – The Way of the Wizard

Power. We all want it, they’ve got it – witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe.
They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold… or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular. Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you thirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Simon R. Green, and George R. R. Martin.

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