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Howard Who?
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Howard Who?

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Alternate Title: Strange Things in Close-Up: The Nearly Complete Howard Waldrop
Author: Howard Waldrop
Publisher: Small Beer Press, 2006
Doubleday, 1986
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"If this is your first taste of Howard, I envy you."--From the Introduction by George R.R. Martin

Acclaimed cult author Waldrop's stories are sophisticated, magical recombinations of the stuff our pop-culture dreams are made of. Open this book and encounter jazz singers, robotic cartoon ducks, nosferatu, angry gorillas, and, of course, the dodo.

The first paperback (and twentieth anniversary) edition of a landmark debut collection. Waldrop's capacious, encyclopedic knowledge of superheroes, baseball players, world wars, long-dead film stars, Mexican wrestlers, pulp serials, and fairy tales is put to good use in these sophisticated re-combinations of oddball television shows, radio plays, scientific expeditions, extinct species, knock-knock jokes, and questions like these:

* What if the dodo wasn't extinct after all?
* What if sumo wrestlers could defeat their opponents with the power of the mind?
* What if Izaak Walton and John Bunyan went fishing for Leviathan in the Slough of Despond?

Never published in paperback, long out of print, and extremely collectible, Howard Who? was Waldrop's seminal debut collection. If you haven't read Waldrop before, you're in for a treat.

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