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Human for a Day by Martin H. Greenberg

Human for a Day

by Martin H. Greenberg (Editor), Jennifer Brozek (Editor)

Other authors: Dylan Birtolo (Contributor), Erik Scott De Bie (Contributor), Eugie Foster (Contributor), Jim C. Hines (Contributor), Jay Lake (Contributor)11 more, Tanith Lee (Contributor), David D. Levine (Contributor), Seanan McGuire (Contributor), Jody Lynn Nye (Contributor), Fiona Patton (Contributor), Jean Rabe (Contributor), Laura Resnick (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Anton Strout (Contributor), Ian Tregillis (Contributor), Tim Waggoner (Contributor)

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The short stories all feature some sort of being that become human for just one day. I adored Ian Tregillis' golem-robot love story, _The Mainspring of his Heart, the Shackles of his Soul_. Seanan McGuire's _Cinderella City_ is a love story to San Francisco, and has some a lovely magic of a place. Quite a change from her shambling zombies! David D. Levine's _Into the Nth Dimension_ pulls a fun change-up, making me look at things in a different way (I'm avoiding a spoiler here), and works in a love story, too. Kristine Kathryn Rusch does a wonderful job of channeling a cat, on a cat's terms. Jean Rabe's vigilante statues are hilarious, if a bit alarming.
  mulliner | Dec 24, 2011 |
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Greenberg, Martin H.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brozek, JenniferEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Birtolo, DylanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Bie, Erik ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foster, EugieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hines, Jim C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lake, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, TanithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levine, David D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGuire, SeananContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nye, Jody LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patton, FionaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rabe, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Resnick, LauraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rusch, Kristine KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strout, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tregillis, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waggoner, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756407001, Mass Market Paperback)

Here's an anthology that examines what it means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects. If you were an intelligent robot, would the opportunity to become human for a day be worth the risks? If a magic spell switched the bodies of a vampire and a teenage girl, would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment? What tests would an angel face if transformed into a mortal for a day? These are just a few of the inventive stories-some humorous, some sad, many thought-provoking, and all unique-to be found in Human for a Day.

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