Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Ghosts

Christmas Ghosts (DAW book collectors)

ed. Mike Resnick

Date: 01 November, 1993   —   used only   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy/Science Fiction

The assignment was simple: write about Christmas Ghosts. Of course, as Mike Resnick states in the prologue, asking science fiction authors to do anything simple usually ends up being complex. So you have stories on the Ghost of Christmas Sideways, and the Ghost of Hannukah, and even the ghosts of elephants. You have unrepentant Scrooges and repentant Cratchit analogues; sick and twisted elves and little bears that come to life; families split and families together and even vengeful Victorian wives.

All of the stories are original to this volume, and so hit the theme pretty much dead on. I highly recommend this collection if you can track it down, because ghost stories are a traditional Christmas pasttime— as Dickens proved so long ago.

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