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PostHeaderIconCarmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three

Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three
edited by Don Sakers
Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three
Science Fiction
LGBT Interest
Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three
One-Paragraph Description: 

Nineteen stories by as many different authors, all based on the same haunting image from a Leslie Fish song: Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three.

Long Description: 

Nineteen stories by nineteen authors, all based on one unforgettable image in a song by Leslie Fish: Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three! Stories range from horror to romance to satire to...just plain silly. Authors include Anne McCaffrey, C.J. Cherryh, Leslie Fish, Esther Friesner, Susan Shwartz, Julia Ecklar, S.N. Lewitt, B.W. Clough, Melissa Scott, and Lisa A. Barnett. This volume would be a cult classic, if only a fitting cult could be found.

Table of Contents

Provisional Solution by B.W. Clough
Basket Case by Bruce B. Barnett
The Entertainer by Eric Blackburn
Carmen Miranda and the Maracas of Death by Julia Ecklar
Shadows on the Wall by Ron Robinson
Confessional Booths by Susan Shwartz
If Madam Likes You... by Anne McCaffrey
The Carmen Miranda Gambit by Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett
That Souse American Way by S.N. Lewitt
Rolling Down the Floor by Amanda Allen
The Never-Ending Battle by L.D. Woeltjen
The Man Who Travelled in Rocketships by Don Sakers
Bertocci's Proof by Leslie Fish
Wings by C.J. Cherryh
In the Can by Esther Friesner
Tarawa Rising by Don Sakers
And Now the News by Betsy Marks & Anne G. DeMaio
La Vita Nuova by B.W. Clough
The Pigeon Sisters on Space Station Three by Mary L. Mand


The inspiration for this anthology of 19 tongue-in-cheek science fiction stories is a song penned by one of the contributors, Leslie Fish, that imagines intergalactic extracorporeal shenanigans by Carmen Miranda and teasingly asks "what it means for the Human race / That ghosts of generations past are taking off for space." Answering this question are well-knowns, less-experienced writers and a couple of novices. The results are a mixed bag of whimsy, farce and melodrama--few entries are memorable but most furnish several laughs. The standouts are "If Madam Likes You . . . ," a sweetly romantic story by Anne McCaffrey; "Confessional Booths," a tale of spiritual hunger by Susan Shwartz; "In the Can," a daffy murder melodrama by Esther Friesner; and "The Entertainer," by Eric Blackburn, about a Scottish con man who finds a meal ticket in Carmen Miranda. Sakers wrote The Leaves of October.

-Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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