The Dog Said Bow-Wow
Science fiction and fantasy's most adept short-story author reinvents some classic themes in an engaging collection that includes three of his Hugo award–winning stories. These smart expansions of traditional themes summon dinosaurs, dragons, peril in space, myths, faeries, and time travel, each undergoing artful alchemy to create serious genre literature that is playful, original, and clever. Comprising 16 imaginative and mischievous adventures, including the previously unpublished novelette, The Skysailor's Tale, this adroit gathering makes a collection to truly revel in.
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I must first off state that I am generally not an avid lover of the short story. There are a few writers that I think really excel in the genre and whose stuff I will read without hesitation (Poe, Ashton Smith, Howard, Doyle, Leiber), but in general I am often underwhelmed by the format. Keep that in mind when I say that Swanwick’s collection _The Dog Said Bow-Wow_ was quite good, but didn’t blow me away or make me into a believer. The various “Darger & Surplus” tales (“The Dog Said Bow-Wow”, “The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Fun”, and “Girls and Boys, Come Out to Play”), relating the adventures of a pair of con-men in a world suffering the effects of a computer apocalypse and subsequent love-affair with bio-engineering, were all very enjoyable and entertaining, though perhaps sometimes a bit light on substance. “The Skysailor’s Tale” was an enjoyable reminiscence from the titular sailor that had equal parts melancholy, adventure, romance and fun and seemed to occur in a pan-dimensional steampunk setting. “The Bordello in Faerie” read something like a Neil Gaiman tale, if that author had any real edge to him, and was able to fulfil the majority of the possible male sexual fantasies involved with the fae while managing to invert them at the same time; it also had an ending that I totally did not see coming. “Urdumheim” rounds out my set of favourites with a very well done mythic tale of the rise of humanity and its first confrontation with the chthonic demons and monsters from whom they thought they had escaped. Tied in with this is a consideration of language and its power and an ultimate turning on its head of the story of the Tower of Babel. The remaining stories more or less struck me as fairly “ho-hum” and didn’t strike my fancy, either as exciting stories in and of themselves, or exemplars of outstanding technique. They filled out the collection, but a few of them could easily have been dropped without the whole suffering much of a loss. Happily, there weren’t any glaring examples of my most hated kind of ‘modern’ short stories, namely literary wanking, where the sole point seems to be for the author to dazzle with his literary technique or twist endings with nothing else to show for it (though the first story “’Hello,’ Said the Stick” came close.)
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Tachyon Publications: The Dog Said Bow-Wow, Michael Swanwick
"The Very Pulse of the Machine" received the Hugo Award in 1999, as did "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" in 2000 and "The Dog said Bow-Wow in 2002." ...
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"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" by Michael Swanwick
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Tangent Online - The Dog Said Bow-Wow by Michael Swanwick
Michael Swanwick's new collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow contains sixteen pieces ranging in length from short stories to novelettes, virtually all of which ...
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"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" is a science fiction short story written in 2001 by Michael Swanwick. It won the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story  and was ...
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Walking the Dog | Columns | SCI FI Weekly
There is a camaraderie about the stories Michael Swanwick has assembled in The Dog Said Bow-Wow, a willingness to share their deepest ingenuities with the ...
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Michael Swanwick’s Weblog
Robert M. Tilendis reviews The Dog Said Bow-Wow in Green Man Review, saying, “The stories in the collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow are, indeed, polished works ...
Michael Swanwick Online: The Squalid Answers
Nobody writes: Congratulations! I see that Amazon is now listing as co-author of ra Lafferty's Iron Tears, which is a good trick, as my copy just has an ...
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Flogging Babel: Four-for-Four on the Locus Poll
The Dog Said Bow-Wow was listed under collections, "The Skysailor's Tale" ... Jacob was excited because The Dog Said Bow-Wow is a Tachyon book and because ...
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Nebula Awards Showcase 2004
Michael Swanwick's 'The Dog Said 'Bow Wow'' (Asimovs, Oct/Nov 2001) was a runner-up in the short story category, and of this story I wrote at the time: ...
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