FULL MOON CITY - An Anthology

Full Moon City - Darrell Schweitzer, Mike Resnick, Carrie Vaughn, Esther M. Friesner, Martin H. Greenberg, Holly Phillips, Gene Wolfe, Ron Goulart, Ian Watson, P.D. Cacek, Peter S. Beagle, Tanith Lee, Gregory Frost, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Holly Black, Lisa Tuttle

Anthology. I only read stories 1 through 6 so my rating is based only on those stories. 2.58 out of 5 stars.

1. The Truth About Werewolves by Lisa Tuttle. This story was very confusing. A woman is obsessed with werewolves, starts a support group to meet one, meets one who "changes" maybe, and then he tells her she's not the one he's looking for. It's like a story's beginning but now what? And how they become werewolves - he tells her she wouldn't understand. So there is really no "truth" at all in this story. 2 stars.

2. Innocent by Gene Wolfe. This was not a sexy werewolf story at all but a story of a wolf with a little human in him that looks at all meat the same, even comparing which different ages of "meat" taste the best. Scary. 4 stars.

3. Kitty Learns the Ropes by Carrie Vaughn. Kitty and a reporter friend try to coerce (blackmail) another werewolf to out himself. I wasn't a big fan of Kitty with this one. 3 stars.

4. No Children, No Pets by Esther M. Friesner. Really, really strange story about a little girl who gets bitten by a small talking dog who ends up being some kind of weird harbinger of a dark future that included making werewolves. When I finished I was thinking what the hell was that! 2 stars.

5. Sea Warg by Tanith Lee. I thought this would end up being a romance of sorts but it wasn't at all. Strange main character - I don't know what to make of him. 2-1/2 stars.

6. Country Mothers' Sons by Holly Phillips. I'm confused - are they or are they not werewolves? 2 stars.