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Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Berenstain Bears Accept No Substitutes by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank
Bleach 5 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 6 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 7 by Tite Kubo
The Bone Man by Frederic S. Durbin
Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov
Castro Valley by Devon Weston, Robert Phelps, Lucille Lorge
Cats Are Not Peas by Laura Gould
Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Don't Ask by M. Rickert
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley
Finisterra by David Moles
Fragrant Goddess by Paul Park
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Happy Halloween Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
How Big is Your God? by Paul Coutinho
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Jingo by Terry Pratchett
Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice
Miss Bianca in the Orient by Margery Sharp
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
Osama Phone Home by David Marusek
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Return of the Indian by Lynn Reid Banks
Sleep No More by Greg Iles
Stray by Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
The Turret by Margery Sharp
The Twilight Year by Sean McMullen
Two Weeks After by M. Ramsey Chapman
Unpossible by Daryl Gregory
Urdumheim by Michael Swanwick
Who Brought Tulips to the Moon? by S.L. Gilbow

Miscellaneous:
Betrayed by Elmo
BTC Database Complete
The Last Few Days
Neighbor Cats

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Who Brought Tulips to the Moon?

FSF DecemberWho Brought Tulips to the Moon? 12/27/07

Here I am a day late on my review. Even though I tore apart the room we're staying in at my parents' home, I didn't find the December issue. My son actually found it for me tonight by accident while he was looking for a change of underwear. Sigh.

That being said, the theme of delay is oddly appropriate for S. L. Gilbow's story "Who Brought Tulips to the Moon." The moon in some undetermined future has become the place where people go to die. The story follows Jack Hudson an his daughter and son-in-law who have brought him to Smooth Passing in Lunacy Park. He's 94, in good health to no fault of his own, and expecting to die in the next day or so.

Jack spends his last day with Susan, another soon to be passing geriatric. They spend the day drinking and talking of tulips. Gilbow uses their conversation and Mr. Hudson's observations to do some subtle world building. Although this story is about euthanasia, it is by no means a rehash of Logan's Run.

I really enjoyed this story and count it one of my favorites of this issue.

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Comment #1: Saturday, November, 3, 2007 at 13:28:10

Robin

Sounds really cute :-)."