Neil must almost be used to being quoted by the forces of evil, but how often has he been quoted by a superhero with a rabbit’s foot AND a pogo stick, huh? Huh? Well, this morning I see he wrote this:
Gene Wolfe’s short story collection Starwater Strains, and Margo Lanagan’s collection Black Juice are both marvellous, and if you like short stories you should buy them and read them. And if you don’t think you like short stories you should buy them and read them and find out how wrong you’ve been.
Who could argue with that. I should point out that you need only buy the Wolfe collection once, which is a bargain, while careful readers will need to buy their own homegrown edition of the Lanagan book, as well as the UK edition with the cool extra story (unless, of course, you are from the UK, in which case you are a lucky b*stard).