Howard Who?: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction Howard Waldrop

ISBN: 9780385197083

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Hardcover

181 pages


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Howard Who?: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction  by  Howard Waldrop

Howard Who?: Twelve Outstanding Stories of Speculative Fiction by Howard Waldrop
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Introduction by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire): “If this is your first taste of Howard, I envy you. Bet you can’t read just one.”“Italo Calvino once said that he was ‘known as an author who changes greatly from one book to the next. AndMoreIntroduction by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire): “If this is your first taste of Howard, I envy you. Bet you can’t read just one.”“Italo Calvino once said that he was ‘known as an author who changes greatly from one book to the next.

And in these very changes you recognize him as himself.’ Much the same could be said of Howard Waldrop. You never know what he’ll come up with next, but somehow it’s always a Waldrop story. Read the work of this wonderful writer, a man who has devoted his life to his art—and to fishing.”—Michael Dirda, Washington PostThe third entry in our Peapod Classics reprint line is a twentieth-anniversary celebration edition of Howard Waldrop’s erudite, gonzo, wistful, funny, and beautifully written debut collection of short stories.Waldrop has a capacious, encyclopedic knowledge of superheroes, baseball players, Mexican wrestlers, world wars, long-dead film stars, oddball television shows, pulp serials, radio plays, fairy tales, scientific expeditions, extinct species, and knock-knock jokes.* What if the dodo wasn’t extinct after all?* What if sumo wrestlers could defeat their opponents with the power of the mind?* What if Izaak Walton and John Bunyan went fishing for Leviathan in the Slough of Despond?Acclaimed cult author Waldrop’s stories are sophisticated, magical recombinations of the stuff our pop-culture dreams are made of.

Open this book and encounter jazz singers, robotic cartoon ducks, nosferatu, angry gorillas, and, of course, the dodo.Never published in paperback (or ebook!), long out of print, and extremely collectible, Howard Who? was Waldrop’s seminal debut collection. If you haven’t read Waldrop before, you’re in for a treat.



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