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From "A Place So Foreign and Eight More," a short story collection published in September, 2003 by Four Walls Eight Windows Press (ISBN 1568582862). See http://craphound.com/place for more.Originally Published in Science Fiction Age, March 1998 Reprinted in:* Northern Suns (Tor, 1999, David Hartwell and Glenn Grant, editors)* Year's Best Science Fiction XVI (Morrow, 1999,From "A Place So Foreign and Eight More," a short story collection published in September, 2003 by Four Walls Eight Windows Press (ISBN 1568582862). See http://craphound.com/place for more.Originally Published in Science Fiction Age, March 1998 Reprinted in:* Northern Suns (Tor, 1999, David Hartwell and Glenn Grant, editors)* Year's Best Science Fiction XVI (Morrow, 1999, Gardner Dozois, editor)* Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine (Japan) September 2001"Like most aliens-mingling-with-human-society stories, Doctorow's story serves mostly to hold a mirror up to human nature, but the odd corner of human nature it examines is fascinating, and the story is smoothly and expertly written, with some good detail and local color and some shrewd insights into human nature and human culture, and an almost Bradburian vein of rich nostalgia running through it (although the nostalgia is quirky enough that perhaps it might more usefully be compared to R.A. Lafferty or Terry Bisson than to Bradbury)."- Gardner Dozois Editor, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine...

Title : Craphound
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ISBN : 9783655161609
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 10 Pages
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Craphound Reviews

  • Bastiaan Machielse
    2018-11-16 08:03

    My most favorite short story

  • Dan
    2018-11-18 11:51

    Believe it or not, this was my first short story that I've actually read in a long time. The last time I read a book or a short story for recreation was when I was in middle school. To get on with the review, Cory Doctorow is awesome so far. Maybe that's because I haven't explored many other authors considering this is the first book I finished. I'm glad I chose this book after finding the epub file to download to my ereader. Cory Doctorow writes this story in a sort of futuristic way. It wasn't really detailed about the settings and the characters weren't in depth as much as other authors would make it. But in Cory Doctorow's defense, this was, as I understand it, his first short story. In this future setting aliens are a part of the world and the culture. The couple characters that are followed in the reading are craphounds, which are people who go to auctions and buy crap to sell later at a much higher cost. It wouldn't seem that interesting to be reading about, but if you have a passion for a sort of futuristic, possibly maybe dystopian, science fiction then this is a great start. I look forward to reading the next book that will most likely be more in depth as Cory Doctorow gets greater at writing science fiction.

  • Calen
    2018-11-20 10:04

    I haven't read many short stories and I'm finding them an interesting form. This one left me nostalgic and rather happy I'd read it though it felt like something written for a college english class, albeit by someone with a future in writing.

  • Mckinley
    2018-11-22 09:05

    Audio at http://literalsystems.org/abooks/inde...Good story

  • Katriena Knights
    2018-11-11 10:48

    A neat little story. I read the Robot Comics version on my Google phone, which was an interesting experience but worked surprisingly well.

  • Rairy
    2018-11-27 13:06

    One of the stories on Escape Pod

  • Ian
    2018-12-10 12:12

    I've not found anything by Cory Doctorow that I've not enjoyed even his YA books Little Brother are great.

  • Matt
    2018-11-18 08:46

    Interesting story with a cool concept: extra-terrestrial wheeler-dealers. Very different to his later stuff.

  • Andrea
    2018-12-08 08:51

    Crap can be treasure, and vice-versa. If you get all tingly at the sight of a roadside flea market you'll probably like this.

  • Michael
    2018-12-06 06:46

    Good short story. This was another Project Gutenberg free download, and the story preface by the author says it is a novel. Maybe this was just a sample then. I'll have to look into it.

  • Kate
    2018-12-08 09:51

    A sweet story of friendship among Canadian memorabilia pickers, one of whom is an alien. Enjoyable and immersive.

  • Jason
    2018-11-24 08:08

    I had to make several attempts at this before I finally finished. But I am glad that I did. The story comes to a meaningful conclusion.

  • Jezier
    2018-12-01 12:03

    not a book, but a short story. Interesting nevertheless.