Bio: Howard Waldop's fiction has won the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula and been nominated for the Hugo multiple times. One of the most unusual writers in the speculative fiction field, Howard is primarily a short-story guy (though he's published a couple of novels, and has been writing another --I, John Mandeville--for many years now); he's written about sixty stories over the course of about thirty years of selling fiction. He lives in rural Washington state these days, where he spends his time fly-fishing and writing, using a manual typewriter. He occasionally teaches at Clarion West.
What if the post-apocalyptic world was inherited by the android avatars of a famous duck, mouse, and dog? What if every '50s Bugarama monster-movie nightmare came true at once? What if Cloudbuster pioneers had transformed the arid American Southwest into a subtropical paradise? What do you mean, what if? They're real, they're here, a life-giving downpour in a desert of mundanity, right from the cranium of Howard Waldrop, one of the best, most original writers in America. For the first time, the ... more info>>
In a post-apocalyptic future, three theme park robots designed as cartoon characters--a duck, a dog, and a mouse--search for a buried cylinder that will help them learn more about the people from their own time. [This story is also available in Howard Waldrop's collection Dream Factories and Radio Pictures].
A twentieth-anniversary celebration edition of Howard Waldrop's erudite, gonzo, wistful, funny, and beautifully written debut collection of short stories. Waldrop has a capacious, encyclopedic knowledge of superheroes, baseball players, Mexican wrestlers, world wars, long-dead film stars, oddball television shows, pulp serials, radio plays, fairy tales, scientific expeditions, extinct species, and knock-knock jokes. What if the dodo wasn't extinct after all? What if sumo wrestlers could defeat t... more info>>