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August Books 12) Starry Messenger: The best of Galileo, ed. Charles Ryan

A 1979 collection which I picked up at Boskone thirty years later. Galileo lasted only another year after this was published. These are generally good pieces, and I was a bit surprised that only one story published in Galileo ever became a Hugo or Nebula finalists (and that was in 1980, Connie Willis's first ever nomination). The contents list begins with Ellison, Aldiss and Willis, and then goes on to authors who I haven't heard of like D.C. Poyer and John Alfred Taylor. The standout pieces for me were "Where the Lines Converge" by Brian Aldiss, which has not appeared in any of his subsequent collections, and "The Best Is Yet To Be" by M. Lucie Chin, her first story in a writing career that appears to have ended in 1988.
Tags: bookblog 2014, writer: brian aldiss
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