New in '07 from Golden Gryphon Press
A THOUSAND DEATHS by George Alec Effinger...this one boasts an introduction by multi-Hugo Award winner Mike Resnick, and an afterword by Andrew Fox, author of the cult classic FAT WHITE VAMPIRE BLUES. It's an elegant, poignant collection of Effinger stories revolving around George's semi-autobiographical character Sandor Courane, and it contains some of the finest writing he ever did.
THE GIRL WHO LOVED ANIMALS by Bruce McAllister...one of 2007's best single-author collections; it's that good. Bruce was a Hugo Award finalist this year for his short story "Kin" which is included in this book. I loved his story notes that accompany each piece. Afterword by Barry N. Malzberg, and an introduction by the great Harry Harrison who says, "Among top short story talents in the field, McAllister is a leader. Polished, moving, thought-provoking -- this collection is without parallel." Hard to find higher praise than that.