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Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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markbernstein
Mar. 19th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
Other funny short stories
For funny stuff, a few things come to mind that I didn't see mentioned in the article:

Reginald Bretnor gets two mentions from me. First, because I do love a good pun (which is NOT an oxymoron), I'm a fan of the "Through Time and Space With Ferdinand Feghoot" short-shorts. They were published in F&SF between 1956 and 1973, under Bretnor's anagrammatic pen name "Grendel Briarton".

Second, Bretnor wrote a series of short stories featuring a wonderful character named Papa Schimmelhorn. I have long regarded Papa as the one role in SF that Arnold Schwarzenegger was born to play. The first of the Schimmelhorn stories, "The Gnurrs Come From the Voodvork Out" is the best.

Another series worth finding are the Hoka stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson. The Hokas are a race that look like teddy bears, and who think human culture is the best thing ever, so they're constantly taking on personae based on our fictional characters.

Finally, a non-series story: Joe Haldeman's "A !Tangled Web". Read it, and the line "All die. Oh, the embarrassment." will be with you forever.
filkferengi
Mar. 24th, 2015 12:27 pm (UTC)
Very fun stuff, Jim! Yay for Dad's big moment?

Are you familiar with the Pegasus-nominated song based on the Terry Bisson story? It's here:

http://www.ovff.org/pegasus/songs/meat.html
jimhines
Mar. 24th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard about that, thanks! I'll check it out.
filkferengi
Mar. 24th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
Cool! [The author is an Interfilk director who also ran the filk track at Denvention, btw.]
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