Birthday Reviews: December Index

Birthday Reviews: December Index

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Cover by Rudolph Belarski

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Cove by John Picacio

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Cover by Duncan Eagleson

The final Birthday Review Index.

And so the journey begun on January 1 with a review of E.M. Forster’s short story “The Machine Stops” has come to an end, 367 reviews and approximately 166,183 words later, plus a few extra guest reviews and words by Rich Horton and Bob Byrne. There was one date I couldn’t find someone to review (we need authors born on March 8) and I goofed on a couple of authors and wound up writing replacement reviews. Edward Page Mitchell holds the joint distinction of the earliest birth among the reviewed authors, on March 24, 1852, and the earliest published work, with his “The Clock That Went Backward” published in 1881. Rachel Swirsky in the most recently born author reviewed with Steve Perry’s “A Few Minutes in the Plantation Bar and Grill Outside Woodville, Mississippi” published in January 2018 being the most recently published story. I reviewed two stories entitled “Cat” and two stories entitled “Little Red in the Hood.”

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December 1, Jo Walton: “Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction
December 2, Jerry Sohl: “Death in Transit
December 3, John Dalmas: “In the Bosom of His Family
December 4, Kurt R.A. Giambasitani: “Intaglio
December 5, John Decles: “The Power of Kings
December 6, Roger Dees: “Worlds Within WorldsEchoes of Pride

December 7, Leigh Brackett: “Interplanetary Reports
December 8, Albert E. Cowdrey: “Immortal Forms
December 9, Sarah Smith: “And Every Pebble a Soldier
December 10, Janny Wurts: “The Snare
December 11, M. Rickert: “The Super Hero Saves the World
December 12, Josepha Sherman: “River’s Friend
December 13, Emma Bull: “A Bird That Whistles
December 14, Sarah Zettel: “The Temptation of Harringay
December 15, John Sladek: “Stop Evolution in Its Tracks
December 16, Arthur C. Clarke: “Let There Be Light
December 17, Jack L. Chalker: “Now Falls the Cold, Cold Night
December 18, Michael Moorcock: “The Frozen Cardinal
December 19, Dave Hutchinson: “The Trauma Jockey
December 20, Nalo Hopkinson: “Whose Upward Flight I Love
December 21, Sean McMullen: “Electrica
December 22, P.D. Cacek: “A Book, by Its Cover
December 23, Wynne Whiteford: “Nightof the Wandjina
December 24, Fritz Leiber: “The Cloud of Hate
December 25, Holly Phillips: “No Such Thing as An Ex-Con
December 26, Keith Taylor: “Sepulchres of the Undead
December 27, Fred Lerner: “Rosetta Stone
December 28, George Zebrowski: “Lords of Imagination
December 29, Charles L. Harness: “Child by Chronos
December 30, Somtow Sucharitkul: “Dr. Rumpole
December 31, Connie Willis: “D.A.

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So sorry to see the Birthday Reviews come to an end, Steven, but I’m glad to see your entries here apparently won’t. I liked this one for the 2 anthologies I hadn’t seen before, and I enjoyed the Arthur Clarke done the next day. I don’t know if you’ll be a daily contributor as before, but I’m always glad to see your name here. Best for 2019 to you!

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