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Maps is the definitive collection of John Sladek’s uncollected work put together by his friend, fellow writer and critic David Langford who also provides an introduction. It includes all the solo stories – science fiction, detective puzzles, mainstream, “non-fact” pieces – as well as poems, playlets, pseudonymous fiction, all the short collaborations with Thomas M. Disch (including three never previously published) and some witty autobiographical essays.
Sladek, was as good a writer of satire as Vonnegut, and without the Vonnegut mannerisms. Unfortunately he never received the appropriate credit, except from a small following of devoted readers.
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