Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Stories from the Twilight Zone-Carol Serling

More Stories from the Twilight Zone
Carol Serling
Tor, Jul 2010, $17.99
ISBN: 9780765325822

The second Twilight Zone anthology edited by Carol Serling contains nineteen strong entries that will remind readers of the TV series with final twists and intriguing paradoxical morality dramas. None of the entries are bad, but a few are excellent. This author especially enjoyed the historical lessons of “Curve” by Loren Estleman, “Reversal of Fortune” by Robert J. Serling and “The Mystery of History” by Lee Lawless. Also super are David Gerrold’s twisted take on employment in the Twilight Zone “Sales of a Deathman” and Nancy Holder’s romantic spin in “By the Book”. Fans of the series will fully appreciate the compilation fittingly ended with “An Odyssey, Or Whatever You Call It, Concerning Baseball” by Rod Serling as next stop is Yankee Stadium, a dimension as vast in centerfield as space but with a short leftfield porch that makes it timeless.

Harriet Klausner

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