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Short Stories #10 & #11

“Djinn, No Chaser” by Harlan Ellison

(from Stalking the Nightmare, Phantasia Press, 1982)

I’m sure I’ve read this anthology, but it’s been a while, and I had forgotten that Ellison had written a genie story. I saw some mention of it somewhere a month ago, dug it out of my collection, promptly read half of it and set it aside. Finally finished it this morning. It’s low on djinn and high character interaction. Teaches a very good lesson about marriage.

“The Life and Times of Penguin” by Eugie Foster

Eugie mentioned this story yesterday in her blog and I had to read it. It’s fun and heartbreaking and lovely.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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