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Alien Pets – Friday Fiction

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Alien Pets
Little, ed.
1998

This is an anthology of some decent science fiction/fantasy authors. Not necessarily a weeder at all, but this poor volume had some serious water damage on the inside. Sci-fi and fantasy is usually a good source of interesting cover art. This one is no exception. I was staring at it for quite a while and trying to discern the multiple animals on the cover.The “dad” on the cover seems less impressed with the critters. Not exactly my version of cuddly, but I guess cuteness is in the eye of the beholder.

I think I will stick to my judgmental cats.

Mary

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Fratricide is a GAS!

Fratercide is a Gas - coverFratricide is a Gas
Gutteridge
1975

Our guy Dilke is the first to be miniaturized to help earth solve over crowding problems. Essentially, everyone needs to get small so there is more room. Dilke is a “microagent” and is looking for the source of some poison gas. I guess since he is miniturized, now your every day bugs are giant killer monsters. Sounds scary to me. All I can think of is a roach motel as a hiding place, but I bet that wouldn’t be good for miniature  humans either.

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The Deviates! Friday Fiction

The Deviates coverThe Deviates
Jones
1956
(Formerly published as the Secret People)

A little science fiction blast from the past! In the not too distant future all reproduction is under the guise of the Genetics Bureau. Chief of the bureau, Robert Welton is creating a colony with the few normal women left. Of course they have his improved genes and live in a hidden colony in the Canadian wilderness.  Of course this secret gets out and before you know it there is a hunt for the “secret people”.  Deviates are to be feared.

I have only started this book, but so, far I am sold. Yes, I was seduced by the cover art in case anyone asks. (I am an easy mark for good covers.)

Mary

 

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