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This is Tor Double #27, of a series of 36 double books published from 1988 to 1991 by Tor Books. It contains two novellas. Unlike most of the volumes in the series, this one is not bound tête-bêche (back-to-back and inverted). There is only one cover. The novellas are listed here alphabetically by author; I feel neither should be considered “primary.”The Tunesmith, by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (1957) ***This was originally published in the August 1957 issue of If Magazine. A lot of Biggle’s work was pub...
I bought this book (used) because the first story was written by Orson Scott Card, who's writing I've enjoyed since reading Ender's Game. It's a twin SF paperback (published by Tor as 'SF Double #27'), with a second story ' The Tunesmith' by Lloyd Biggle Jr. Both stories are short, approximately 100 pages, larger than usual fonts.'Eye For Eye' by Scott Card was interesting at first. The strong writing of the main character drawing me in. 'Who is this kid? Why are people getting killed? Why is he...
This book contains two stories.The first is of a boy with a unique power: when Mick is angry he can cause all kinds of havoc to the human body - generally directed at the person who made him angry - resulting in cancer, or more immediate health problems. He despises himself as he cannot fully control it, and many have already died from this ability. Others have a similar "sparkiness" as Mick calls it, and if he will not join him then they will end him.The second is set in a futuristic world, whe...
I liked the Tunesmith better than an Eye for Eye. Eye for Eye was just ok. short stories
Okay there are two short stories in this. The first, Eye for Eye by Orson Scott Card was not one of his best. I felt that it ended abruptly. I do hope that he continues it though. It's not an extremely unique idea, but I think Card could really make a go of it.The second is The Tunesmith by Lloyd Biggle Jr. with a forward by Card. Although the forward helped explain why the two stories were included in the same book, I found it was rather more interesting that Card opened himself up to tell us a...
This short piece by Card examines what would happen if certain individuals had the power to kill just by thinking ill of someone. Interesting.
This book is about rednecks giving each other cancer with sparklies. Also incest. I wish I were kidding.
I only read "The Tunesmith" so...yeah.
Eye For Eye / The Tunesmith (Tor Science Fiction Double, No 27) by Orson Scott Card (1990)
Tunesmith was one of the best hidden gems I've reading in quite a while! Lloyd Biggle Jr was completely unknown to me.
I only read Eye for Eye and not The Tunesmith on this one. The story was okay, but if was any longer I probably wouldn't have finished it. It just wasn't that interesting to me.