Jim Shepard, Project X: A Novel and Love and HydrogenBy Reed Jackson
At least in the metaphorical sense, Jim Shepard does not look good on paper. Consider the synopses of some of his recent stories: a family history related through a series of the old Mars Attacks cards; an imagining of the Creature from the Black Lagoons last moments, as told by the swamp thing itself; a slice of life, from The Whos glory days, as recounted by John Entwhistle.
Off The ShelvesBy Michael Calderone, Eleanor J. Bader, Ellen Pearlman, Paul Grimstad, Emily Votruba, and Jana Prikryl
Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlets bible is not a monolithic mirror reflecting the state of religion in America post 9/11 but more like a disco ball: