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Read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Marion Zimmer Bradley Moonrise • 1988 • shortstory by Dorothy J HeydtFinal Exam • 1988 • shortstory by Jennifer RobersonCounterexample • 1989 • shortstory by L A TaylorThe Adinkra Cloth • 1989 • shortstory by Mary C AldridgeTo Father a Sohn • 1989 • shortstory by Patricia B CironeBorn in the Seventh Year • 1989 • shortstory by Susan Urbanek LinvilleDragon Th. My rating system is as follows 0abandoned 1enraging 2disappointing 3average 4good 5favorite Mary C ALDRIDGE The Adinkra Cloth 3 Lynne ARMSTRONG JONES The Case of Kestra 2 Patricia B CIRONE To Father a Sohn 2 Jo CLAYTON Change 3 Dorothy J HEYDT Moonrise 3 Tanya HUFF Be It Ever So Humble 5 Phyllis Ann KARR The Truth About the Lady of the Lake 4 Mercedes LACKEY Nightside 4 Jacueline LICHTENBERG Aventura 3 Susan URBANEK LINVILLE Born In the Seventh Year 2 Peter L MANLY Dragon Three Two Niner 3 Deborah MILLITELLO The Reluctant Vampire 5 Diana L PAXSON The Dancer of Chimaera 3 Jennifer ROBERSON Final Exam 4 L A TAYLOR Counterexample 4 Elisabeth WATERS The Lesser Twin 3 Lawrence WATT EVANS The Palace of Al Tir Al Abtan 3 Kit WESLER The Bane of the Red ueen 3

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The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Read Ø 104 ´ Moonrise • 1988 • shortstory by Dorothy J HeydtFinal Exam • 1988 • shortstory by Jennifer RobersonCounterexample • 1989 • shortstory by L A TaylorThe Adinkra Cloth • 1989 • shortstory by Mary C AldridgeTo Father a Sohn • 1989 • short Ree Two Niner • 1989 • shortstory by Peter L ManlyThe Case of Kestra • 1989 • shortstory by Lynne Armstrong JonesThe Palace of al Tir al Abtan • 1989 • shortstory by Lawrence Watt EvansNightside • Diana Tregarde • 1989 • shortstory by Mercedes LackeyAventura • 1989 • shortstory by Jacueline LichtenbergChange • 1990 • shortstory by Jo. I came into this anthology with high hopes because while the years have taken the luster off them I love my issues of MZB Fantasy Magazine and think they contain some of the most enjoyable while still wholesome stories I have ever encountered Unfortunately this anthology filled with what the editor considers the best stories of a range of issues I am not sure how many issues of MZBF this encompasses; she does not specify; not notably necessarily those that the readers voted as the best failed to live up to my hopesOf the stories in this anthology I would have to say that the humor stories are the most disappointing strange since one of my favorite ualities of the magazine was its ability to provide light but still believable stories But in this anthology the humor stories are generally of that uality where the behavior of the characters is stretched to ridiculous for the sake of a joke ruining any suspension of disbelief I might have had I didn't care what happened and the humor wasn't gut splitting enough to overcome thatThe editor's commentary overall detracts from the book Bad enough that the first story is basically a punchline story in that the only purpose of the tale is to reveal the final line whether humorous or not but MZB chooses to telegraph that ending making the actual read a bit of a moot point The personal comments in the intros make it feel as if the magazine was a friends only club not the impression I got from reading MZB's editorials throughout the issues I haveIt's a fantasy magazine yet at least twice I counted in the comments This is the closest to science fiction we've ever published you can't say that twice unless they're tied can you and at least two other stories that verged on that territory This in an anthology of nineteen stories making about twenty percent of the total if you consider two of the stories are essentially flash fictionThose two pieces of flash fiction are very vivid and enjoyable however Also of note is Jo Clayton's Change which gets deep into the mind of a non human entity The Dancer of Chimaera from Diana L Paxson shows the unexpected conseuences when a shy girlish dancer on a space station finds true love Interestingly both of these are stories MZB lumped into the SF category I'd argue that Change isn'tSome of the better stories beyond those draw strongly on a mythic tradition For Mary C Aldridge's The Adinkra Cloth it is African myth; for Lawrence Watt Evans' The Palace of al Tir al Abtan it is Arabian legend I also liked Pat Cirone's To Father A Sohn though I am never a fan of invented pronouns and there's got to be a better way to do itOverall most of the stories are readable but have distinct flaws and few are really exceptional I wouldn't go out of my way to track down this anthology

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The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy MagazineClaytonThe Truth about the Lady of the Lake by Phyllis Ann Karr♦ The Dancer of Chimaera by Diana L Paxson re read 12222001The Lesser Twin • 1990 • shortstory by Elisabeth WatersThe Bane of the Red ueen • 1990 • shortstory by Kit WeslerThe Reluctant Vampire • 1990 • shortstory by Deborah Millitello♦ Be It Ever So Humble by Tanya Huff read 411200. Marion Zimmer Bradley did a remarkable job selecting these eighteen short stories I especially enjoyed her personal introduction to each author and story which were just as enjoyable as the stories themselves Pleasant easy reading which came to an end too soon