Friday, June 10, 2011
Strange Horizons Reviews, June 6-10
Andy Sawyer kicks off this week's reviews with a joint look at the revised edition of The Search for Philip K. Dick, a biography of the author by his first wife Anne, and The King of the Elves, the first volume of Subterranean's new edition of Dick's collected stories. Though he's impressed, with some reservations, by the biography, Andy is disappointed with the new edition of the stories, which offers little additional to justify its price. Martin Lewis is more pleased with Frances Hardinge's Twilight Robbery, the sequel to Fly by Night, though he finds flaws in the novel that are, perhaps, inevitable given its YA focus. Chris Kammerud rounds out the week with a review of Karen Russell's Swamplandia!, a literary fabulist novel that Chris is very impressed by.