rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Howard Who? Stories by Howard Waldrop
  

Howard Who? Stories

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Howard Who? Stories by Howard Waldrop

If this is your first taste of Howard, I envy you. -From the Introduction by George R.R. Martin Acclaimed cult author Waldrop's stories are sophisticated, magical recombinations of the stuff our pop-culture dreams are made of. Open this book and encounter jazz singers, robotic cartoon ducks, nosferatu, angry gorillas, and, of course, the dodo. The first paperback (and twentieth anniversary) edition of a landmark debut collection. Waldrop's capacious, encyclopedic knowledge of superheroes, baseball players, world wars, long-dead film stars, Mexican wrestlers, pulp serials, and fairy tales is put to good use in these sophisticated re-combinations of oddball television shows, radio plays, scientific expeditions, extinct species, knock-knock jokes, and questions like these: * What if the dodo wasn't extinct after all? * What if sumo wrestlers could defeat their opponents with the power of the mind? * What if Izaak Walton and John Bunyan went fishing for Leviathan in the Slough of Despond? Never published in paperback, long out of print, and extremely collectible, Howard Who? was Waldrop's seminal debut collection. If you haven't read Waldrop before, you're in for a treat. The best Waldrops tend to mix the humorous and wistful...Italo Calvino once said that he was known as an author who changes greatly from one book to the next. And in these very changes you recognize him as himself. Much the same could be said of Howard Waldrop. You never know what he'll come up with next, but somehow it's always a Waldrop story. Read the work of this wonderful writer, a man who has devoted his life to his art -- and to fishing. -Michael Dirda, Washington Post A charming collection. -Los Angeles Times Back in print after so many years, Howard Who? remains a terrific collection of short stories. There is nobody else alive writing stories as magnificently strange, deliriously inventive, and utterly wonderful as Howard Waldrop. -Metrobeat Table of Contents Introduction by George R. R. Martin. The Ugly Chickens Der Untergang des Abendlandesmenschen Ike at the Mike Dr. Hudson's Secret Gorilla ...the World, as we Know't Green Brother Mary Margaret Road-Grader Save A Place in the Lifeboat for Me Horror, We Got Man-Mountain Gentian God's Hooks Heirs of the Perisphere Praise for Howard Waldrop: Clever, humorous, idiosyncratic, oddball, personal, wild, and crazy. -Library Journal Wise and funny. -Publishers Weekly An authentic master of gonzo sf and fantasy. -Booklist Erudite and gonzo. -Science Fiction Weekly Waldrop subtly mutates the past, extrapolating the changes into some of the most insightful, and frequently amusing, stories being written today, in or out of the science fiction genre. -The Houston Post/Sun The man's a national treasure! -Locus The resident Weird Mind of his generation, he writes like a honkytonk angel. -Washington Post Book World About the Author: Howard Waldrop, born in Mississippi and now living in Austin, Texas, is an American iconoclast. His highly original books include Them Bones and A Dozen Tough Jobs, and the collections All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past, Night of the Cooters, and Going Home Again. He won the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards for his novelette The Ugly Chickens.

About the Author

Howard Waldrop, born in Mississippi and now living in Austin, Texas, is an American iconoclast. His highly original books include Them Bones and A Dozen Tough Jobs, and the collections All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past, Night of the Cooters, and Going Home Again.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

Howard Waldrop

More books by Howard Waldrop
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Big Mouth House an imprint of Small Beer Press

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Science fiction
Short stories

ISBN

9781931520188

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools