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And All the Earth a Grave

by Carroll M. Capps

The advertising division of a coffin manufacturer finds that a computer glitch increased its budget 100 times. Rather than correct the error, they spend the money, resulting in the end of an economic downturn, boom times for the U.S., the collapse of political systems all over the world, and the end of human life on Earth. The hint of beastiality at the end is a pleasing addition.

A great satire on advertising and business. Recommended.

Reviewed on 2013.05.12

Felony

by James Causey

Vogel, a scheming, manipulative man, hires an illegal alien, Amenth, to work in his machine shop, and finds him not only clever, but a real alien. And a convict.

Good characterizations, and an imaginative ending; the descriptions are good too.

Reviewed on 2013.05.11

Intentions

by Oscar Wilde

These are essays on painting, writing and drama, mostly the latter two. The Decay of Lying mourns the rise of realism, and the loss of characters who speak as people should speak, not as they do. Wilde believes Life imitates Art, so that if the art is written or painted well enough, Nature will imitate it.

The essays are set up as dialogues, and illustrate his theory, in that the conversational exchanges are extended monologues, with Greek, Latin, and French larded in amidst the fulsome descriptive passages. No one spoke that way.

Pen, Pencil and Poison deals with Wilde's fascination with a mediocre writer and talented poisoner.

The Critic as Artist asserts that criticism of Art is a greater art form than the original work, a theory any University English professor accepts as fact, if only secretly.

The Truth of Masks explains how important costume and historical accuracy were in the plays of Shakespeare.

These are essays that will probably only interest the readers of essays. If you are looking for reportage or witty exchanges, look elsewhere: these ain't got them.

Reviewed on 2013.05.10

A Feast of Demons

by William Douglas Morrison

Maxwell's Demons, that is. Satirical story of an almost competent scientist who manages to create and nearly control small molecules that can selectively filter gold from water, etc. Except the things can replicate.

Good story of an experiment gone wrong.

Reviewed on 2013.05.10

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