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The Art of the Dragon by Sean McMullen
Baby Dance by Ann Taylor and Marjorie van Heerden
The Case of the Climbing Cat by Cynthia Rylant
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones by Terrance Dicks
Fruits Basket Volume 1 by Katsuki Takaya
Girl on a Bar Stool by Tim Roux
The Great American Marble Book by Fred Ferretti
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Kampung Boy by Lat
The Lighthouse, the Cat and the Sea by Leigh W. Rutledge
Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars by Ellen MacGreggor
Myths, Magic and Legends of Sand Art by Suzanne Lord
On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Seuss
Outside the Lavender Closet by Martha A. Taylor
Secrets Unveiled by Sheshena Pledger
Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye
Spaceman by Mike O'Driscoll
Testimony by Anita Shreve
A Token of a Better Age by Melinda M. Snodgrass
Tom and Pippo Read a Story by Helen Oxenbury
Thump Quack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Water Hole by Graeme Base
Wet Cats by Mario Garza
You Are Such a One by Nancy Springer


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Comments for A Token of a Better Age

FSFA Token of a Better Age: 09/26/09

Today's story from Fantasy & Science Fiction by Melinda M. Snodgrass is in the same world as her Edge novels. I haven't read any of them. The introduction says that the story stands alone but I felt like I was missing something as I read it.

"A Token of a Better Age" is told in the same fashion as Heart of Darkness. Most of it is told as a series of conversations between a Centurion and a Patrician. The Patrician is soon to be executed. While he's waiting he tells how he came to be in this sorry state.

The story involves a dragon and rifts in space and other unusual things. Set though against the Roman empire though was enough to numb my brain. I'm really not into fantasy stories set so far ago. The other problem is that I'm currently reading Nightwings by Robert Silverberg (review coming). It is also set in Rome (Ruom), although a far future one but still designed after the ancient Rome.

That being said, the story does wrap up nicely.

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