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Don Webb:

Wordcraft of Oregon
PO Box 3235
La Grande OR, 97850

78 pp., $7.95

Don Webb is one of those rare writers who can leap tall genres in a single bound. Whereas most avant-writers avoid genre-writing like the plague, Webb absorbs them into his Central Processing Unit and encodes them with his ultra-wry wit and open imagination. The result is a cross between J.G. Ballard, Steve Katz, H.P. Lovecraft and Misha. This new collection of fictions, The Seventh Day and After, features some of Webb's weirdest stories yet. Of special notice is the story "Protocols of Captain Whizzo," where Webb satirizes the stereotypes of children's TV programming to the point of Ubu Roi-like absurdity. Accompanying the text are odd illustrations by Roman Scott.--Mark Amerika

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press