Friday, July 26, 2013
Review: Big Mama Stories by Eleanor Arnason
My review of Eleanor Arnason's new collection Big Mama Stories appears today at Strange Horizons. I've been a fan of Arnason's short fiction for more than a decade, since reading "Knapsack Poems"--still, to my mind, one of the finest short stories in the field--so a chance to review more of her stories seemed too good to pass up. In Big Mama Stories, Arnason tries to invent a folk figure for the technological age, and the result, as I write in the review, feels like a cross between Brer Rabbit and Doctor Who--which is to say, utterly delightful.