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Maureen Birnbaum: Barbarian Swordsperson: The Complete Stories (1993)

by George Alec Effinger

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Trite but cute series of short stories in which valley girl turned barbarian swordsperson, Maureen Birnbaum, invades the worlds of other established authors in search of her true love, Prince Van.

Parodied stories include [Nightfall] by [[Isaac Asimov]] and [At the Earth's Core] by [[Edgar Rice Burroughs]] among others. ( )
  charongra | Nov 17, 2007 |
Maureen Birnbaum, or, really, Muffy, sounds like your typical valley girl type. Clueless, in other words. The interesting thing is that she isn't, and this holds her in good stead in her satirical adventures to places like Barsoom, the Land That Time Forgot and times Lovecraftian.

Robin Hood and company find out, for one, that she is no dummy. Fairly amusing.

http://superprose.blogspot.com/2006/12/maureen-birnbaum-barbarian-swordsperson.h... ( )
  bluetyson | Dec 29, 2006 |
Amusing spoof for fans of classic fantasy/sci-fi. ( )
  szarka | Mar 15, 2006 |
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