On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera

On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera

An academic's whimsical decision to take a DNA test leads her into uncharted territory, where she discovers some extraordinary truths about herself and new possibilities for her future.

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Title:On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250624291
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    On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera Reviews

  • karen

    “Family on the Vineyard?” It might have been a cheerful tone. It might have been a leading one. But it was the sort of question anybody might ask. As so often happens when one has an unconventiona...

  • Trish

    Hm. I must admit to never having read anything of this author's before. I was voluntold to read this short story of hers and so I did.What awaited me as a slightly Lovecraftian tale of a female physic...

  • Fiona

    And so here we were, on a strange planet under an alien sun, surrounded by twisted, non-Euclidean geometry; pistols at alien dawn with inside-out monstrosities which (presuming our hypothesis was reli...

  • Peter Tillman

    On a whim, an anonymous female physicist in New England gets her DNA run, with surprising results. She ends up on Martha's Vineyard in winter, standing on what turns out to be a portal to another worl...

  • Bradley

    No spoilers, but this fun little Elizabeth Bear story has tones of Lovecraft and R. Chambers while reading like a straight SF novel of scientific and personal discovery.Did I think it was brilliant? N...

  • Jamie

    A curious and unexpected Lovecraftian inspired journey into the unknown parts of an orphaned scientist's genetic legacy. Lighthearted and touching, rather than chilling, Bear plays on some familiar tr...

  • R.C.

    I love stories that take fantastical things seriously, and I love how this story does that. (I also loved the whip-sharp cracks at being a woman in academia, but that's probably me.) I also liked the ...

  • Cheryl

    Smart, fun, concise, lucidly told. Thank you for restoring my faith in modern SF and giving me the Sense of Wonder I look for. Not too much on the characterization, though, or, tbh, the What If. Still...

  • Jen

    Really liked this Lovecraftian shortie by Elizabeth Bear. Raises all sorts of questions that I hope get answered in a future work! 5 stars....

  • Nicholas Perez

    What a nice little Lovecraftian-themed story. It's not horror, mind you, or another commentary on H. P. Lovecraft's prejudices, just a nice story of learning you are in a world that just happens to ha...