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Reviews:
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
Atlantis Gate by Greg Donegan
Best-Loved Art From American Museums by Patricia Failing
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Counterfeit Gentleman by Clarence Budington Kelland
Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment by M. Rickert
Falling Angel by Eugene Mirabelli
Fatal Vows by Joseph Hosey
Finders Seekers by Gayle Greeno
A Foreign Country by Wayne Wightman
Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace
It's About Your Friend by Phillip Scott
Leave by Robert Reed
The Liar by Stephen Fry
Love and Sand by Howard M. Layton
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Only Known Jump Across Time by Eugene Mirabelli
Pinkalicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Planetesimal Dawn by Tim Sullivan
Requiem of the Author of Frankenstein by Molly Dwyer
Ring of Hell by Matthew Randazzo V
The Scarecrow's Boy by Michael Swanwick
Strike Anywhere by Dean Young
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
Walking the Rainbow by Richard René Silvin
The World I Imagine by Debbie Jordan
Za-Za's Baby Brother by Lucy Cousins


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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 Falling Angel

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionFalling Angel: 11/22/08

I really enjoyed the reprint of Eugene Mirabelli's "The Only Known Jump Across the Time" but I'm not sure what I think of his latest F&SF story.

The story follows the tragic romance of a part-time computer programmer and a fallen angel named Morning Glory (or sometimes Jill). She lands on his skylight during a heat wave and stays for a period of time for fantastic sex and take in food.

It's basically five pages of sex so fantastic words can't describe it followed by her tragic death. Jill hints at the reasons behind her escape (as she calls it) from heaven but never goes into the details. Brendan, the programmer, never thinks to ask her about it or to question her presence. I wish he had.

The last thing that annoyed me that so many writers seem to get wrong: the California Institute of Technology calls itself Caltech. It's one word with a small t. NEVER EVER on pain of DEATH: Cal Tech. Dear editors and writers of the world, learn this!

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