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I came to St Clair by way of Sign of the Labrys and The Shadow People which were both extremely nteresting and flawed works and I had heard that her shorter *FICTION WAS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MATTERWHAT *was an entirely different matterWhat found here Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? is a set of extremely polished well crafted and diverse works Only the last two An Old Fashioned Bird Christmas and Wryneck Draw Me have that odd and off kilter edgenformed by occult or Wiccan European State Aid and Tax Rulings influences recognizable from the novels It s difficult to categorize the rest Idris Pig has a Leigh Brackett feel but leavened with lightheartedness thiss an nteresting nnovation that I d like to find of The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra ift exists The Wines of Earth resembles Ray Bradbury but not so The Complete Paladin's Handbook idiosyncratic Horrer Howses a take on carnival dark rides that was extremely effective The Lake in conveyingnformation and menace without providing explanationShe has a talent for fabricating the little details and the words that go with them matter canker cocohol zygodactyl dentautasen the little things of card games or beverages or trinkets sprinkled with a deft hand The reuse of certain tems suggests a shared setting among some stories This came to me as a birthday present because I had to read Vines of Earth After finishing I can honestly say wow what a wonderful wild and odd ride St Clair s stories are as diverse as they are strange and somehow that works Twenty stories from the pen of one of the better known female writers of SF s golden age Lots of tales about humans and of the better known female writers of SF s golden age Lots of tales about humans and often with scary or macabre endings Sex s also prevalent The Devil Aspect in Ms St Clair s writing notablyn Wryneck Draw Me the most current story n the collection 1980 1 and Short n the Chest 1954 which has appeared An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in several anthologies Also notable are The Pillows 1950 The Listening Child 1950 Brightness Falls from the Air 1951 Horror Howce 1956 and The Wines of Earth 1957 contentsIntroductionIdris Pig The Sacred Martian Pig The GardenerChild of VoidHathor s PetsThe PillowsThe Listening ChildBrightness Falls from the AirThe Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles as by Idris SeabrightThe Causes as by. ContentsIdris' Pig 1964The Gardener 1949Child of Void 1949Hathor's Pets 1950The Pillows 1950The Listening Child 1950Brightness Falls from the Ai. Ter Museum1965 Brenda first publishedn Weird Tales was adapted for an episode of Rod Serling s Night Gallery not that good but worth seeing f you ve *READ THE STORYEVERY STORY IN THIS *the storyEvery story n this s pure gold Most have the snap biting ending *which turns sf conventions of the 50 s on their head Most of them have aged very well *turns sf conventions of the 50 s on their head Most of them #have aged very well Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles #aged very well Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles as a wicked satire of modern sales techniues and of Lord Dunsany s fantasy stories Short n the Chest has a robotic psychologist giving disastrous advice to the military My own favourite Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) in this collection The New Ritual works as a woman snterest story a pastoral and fantasy fictionThe truly sad Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises issues the lack of any Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives interestn her writing outside a few fans Here s a woman who wrote countless stories and novels over a twenty year span then ceased her output Why Writer s block Health Kaltblau issues It would be good to knowPosted by Tim Mayer at 915 PM The Best of Margaret St Clairs a short story collection by an early pulp sci fi writer spanning the late 1940s through the early 1970s The collection s uneven I really loved some stories while others felt dated and others just left me with raised eyebrows wondering what the heck was that Overall though I really enjoyed t St Clair doesn t seem overly concerned about genre boundaries and her stories are weird tales than strictly sci fi blending horror fantasy and speculative fiction and I found this to be uite charming She talks about sex and sexuality frankly than I would have expected during the era when she was writing and I do think her being a woman writing Between Octobers in a male dominated genre comes throughn small touches particularly Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian in Shortn the Chest though t never approaches an obvious feminist message If you like genre bending short stories and classic pulp sci fi you may appreciate this overlooked author Margaret St Clair s an unappreciated gem Her stories often contain an The Taming of the Werewolf interestingdea or unexpected twist Great collection of her short stories Highly recommend Contains one of my favorite weird stories Horrer Howce. Hest 1954Horrer Howce 1956The Wines of Earth 1957The Invested Libido 1958The Nuse Man 1960An Old Fashioned Bird Christmas 1961Wryneck Draw Me 19.

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The Best of Margaret St ClairIdris SeabrightAn Egg a Month from All Over as by Idris SeabrightProttNew Ritual as by Idris SeabrightBrendaShort n the Chest as by Idris SeabrightHorrer HowceThe Wines of Earth as by Idris SeabrightThe Invested LibidoThe Nuse ManAn Old Fashioned Bird ChristmasWryneck Draw MeI picked this up after reading an anthology which ncluded the storyBrightness Falls From the Air Its masterful portrayal of abeautiful person of a race doomed by the cruel amusements of anotherand the one man who tries to save her brought me to tears And mademe wonder why on earth I had never heard of the author before StClair wrote most of the stories ncluded here n the 40s and 50s witha few later ones nclude I hadn t read anything by her before and am glad I now have her stories and style are reminiscent of Clifford Simak and Theodore Sturgeon Odd and *yet very compelling my favourite story here s *very compelling My favourite story here s Wines of Earth which has a hint of Bradbury Some #Stories Go In Many Directions And Don T Seem Finished #go Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills in many directions and don t seem finished the sense of pieces coming together at the end whichs sometimes enjoyable and sometimes puzzling I m going 5 stars on this because this s sci fi from a female author n the 40s and 50s The variety was amazing and she was certainly not afraid to cover ANY topic Really enjoyed this Naturalist bohemian academic pagan revivalist and writer Margaret St Clair 1911 1995 Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 is largely forgotten today She began publishing her fictionn the late 1940 s n the declining pulp science fiction market and continued to be featured n the same magazines through the 50 s and early 60 s Around 1956 she published her first sf novel The Green ueen and would go onto write another seven novels until 1973 *None Of Her Novels *of her novels short story collections three are available Tryst with Prosperity in print The Best of Margaret St Clair wasssued Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 in 1985 by a small pressn Chicago As I read through these stories I was struck by how many I d read Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition in other collections while growing up Child of the Void was featuredn Tomorrow s Children 1967 and The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles Code Name: Bikini in Alfred Hitchock s Mons. R 1951The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles 1951The Causes 1952An Egg a Month from All Over 1952Prott 1953New Ritual 1953Brenda 1954Shortn the ,
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