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Points of Departure

Points of Departure The stories in this groundbreaking collection including the Nebula Award winning Rachel in Love effortlessly cross the boundaries between the real and the imaginary blending visionary storytelling wi

  • Title: Points of Departure
  • Author: Pat Murphy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The stories in this groundbreaking collection including the Nebula Award winning Rachel in Love effortlessly cross the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, blending visionary storytelling with uncompromising realism They reveal the extraordinary range, depth, and insight that imbue all of Murphy s work, confirming her as one of the most gifted authors of sThe stories in this groundbreaking collection including the Nebula Award winning Rachel in Love effortlessly cross the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, blending visionary storytelling with uncompromising realism They reveal the extraordinary range, depth, and insight that imbue all of Murphy s work, confirming her as one of the most gifted authors of short fiction writing today.

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    1. I first came across one of Pat Murphy's pieces in an annual best of SF collection, and followed up with this purchase. I’m glad I did, and I was also glad to see that a number of her books were recently brought back into print, because this is a wonderful collection of stories by a writer who deserves to be better known. I found myself wondering why she isn’t, given the accessible, original nature of her work, and the subtle humor that enlivens much of it. Perhaps it is due to her work not f [...]

    2. This is a very uneven collection of short stories. Some are trite and boring. Some are wordy and over-blown. Some are beyond cliché. But some very few (5 out of 19) are absolutely amazing. These 5 deserve 5 stars, but because they are buried in such drecht, I had to subtract 2 stars. If you decide to read this, my suggestion is to skip all but:Orange Blossom TimeOn a Hot Summer Night in a Place Far AwayHis Vegetable WifeA Falling Star is a Rock from Outer SpaceRachel in LoveDo this and you will [...]

    3. Have kept this on my Kindle for those occasions when reading a "real" book isn't practical so finishing it has been a lengthy process, so much so that I don't really recall all of the stories contained herein. I do recall, though, that the range of impact started at "good" and went all the way up to "mind blowing". Not typically science fiction throughout though marketed as such, Pat Murphy puts in mind of John Kessel in her mastery of the short story form rather than being confined to particula [...]

    4. Very yes. Definitely very yes.The stories are a bit uneven and working through a collection of short stories is always an exercise in endurance, but this felt like a box of rich chocolate rather than a really chewy granola bar. I'd read a story or two, and let them sit for a bit before moving on.This is another one of those books where I deeply appreciate that the women characters were fully realized people.

    5. Collection of eclectic short stories by Pat Murphy. A few of them weren't my cuppa tea, but some, like the Selkies and His Vegetable Wife were *fantastic.* Interesting perspectives. I love sci fi short stories to begin with, but these - perhaps because it's a female writer? - I enjoy more than usual.While her books are listed in sci-fi, there is a fantasy flavor to some of them, as well.

    6. I'm not a fan of short stories at all, so no surprises this collection hit some false notes with me. BUT there were plenty of stories I really enjoyed, which is rare. Very nicely written and some great stories.

    7. Good reminder to read more Pat Murphy - The City Not Long After is probably my favorite book set in San Francisco (and there are a lot to choose from, ha). I felt like the stories in the first half were stronger, but overall some really good ones.

    8. Solid, pleasant, not Earth-shaking. I do appreciate the sense of optimism and wonder that pervades the stories.

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