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Space Is Just a Starry Night short fiction by Tanith Lee (short review)

http://www.aqueductpress.com/books/SpaceIsJustAStarryNight.php
Space Is Just a Starry Night short fiction by Tanith Lee

This work combines; horror with science fiction, urban fantasy and speculative fiction, vampires and aliens, Werewolves with space stations, modernity with ancient traditions; all conjured into being by the use of wonderfully descriptive prose. Myths are deconstructed, and normalised.  Vampires work as carnival techs. Werewolves survive on the moon, observed by Robots.  In doing this, Lee encourages the reader to  examine our  earth based myths and starry stories. Lee uses scientific\futuristic scenes as a backdrop for humanistic stories.  Less stories allow us to explore; fantasy, identity,  narrative and the future.  In Lee’s world, man didn’t leave his myths behind him when traveling into  space. They took them  along in their emotional baggage.

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