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Archibald's Swiss Cheese Mountain by Sylvia Lieberman
Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Blunder by Joe Kilgore
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
Eat, Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis
Forty Days by Jill Smolinski
Four Seasons in Five Senses by David Mas Masumoto
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Hello Piglet! by Muff Singer
Idaho Snapshots by Rick Just
Inside Story by Albert E. Cowdrey
Just Visiting by Nancy Sparling
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
King of the World by David Remnick
The Last Plague by Glen E. Page
Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
Marvin K. Mooney Will Please Go! by Dr. Seuss
The Mental Environment by Bob Gebelein
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Nine Whispered Opinions Regarding the Alaskan Secession by George Guthridge
Peachblossom by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Picnic at Pentecost by Rand B. Lee
Ookpik by Bruce Hiscock
Quondam by Jayel Gibson
Run! Run! by John Aikin
Salad for Two by Robert Reed
Search Continues for Eldery Man by Laura Kasischke
Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore
The Twenty Dollar Bill by Elmore Hammes
The Uncertainty Principle by Lynda Curnyn

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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 "Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity Overnight!"

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction"Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity Overnight!": 09/13/08

Ian and I are both suffering from either a bad cold or a mild flu. It's the downside of him teaching at a new school and of Sean attending a new school. We're bound to catch all those new germs.

So with my brain muddled by a fever, I was delighted to read the very silly epistolary exchange between authors Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn that is "Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity!". Swanwick plays the role of the Chief Creative Officer for the Guilt Eaters of Philadelphia who promises Gunn, the struggling writer, ways to double her productivity and turn her from a struggling writer into a powerhouse of creativity.

Among their emails back and forth are a series of testimonies from previous happy customers. Knowledge of genre authors comes into play here and it's delightful to see how Swanwick sells their transformations from run of the mill writers to the blockbusters they have become.

Read another review at The Fix.

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