Booklist Review

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon. May 2001. 284p. Golden Gryphon, $24.95 (1-930846-02-9).

In less than 20 years, Rusch has won most of the major sf and fantasy awards, including the Best Editor Hugo during her stint at the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She admits that her editorial labors reduced her fictional output and apologizes, but she needn't, given the quality of these stories. "Skin Deep," her first published story, ended up in two best-of-the-year anthologies. "Echea," "Coolhunting," and "The Gallery of His Dreams" are all award winners. "Millennium Babies" is accomplished social commentary without being any less of a story. Altogether, they display versatility and capability that very few other sf hands could honestly claim to possess. Moreover, Rusch's work is more accessible than that of many others in the field. This gathering is a perfect vehicle for introducing readers to one of the more accomplished younger sf authors.

—Roland Green, Booklist, April 15, 2001


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