Carmen Miranda’s Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, 1990, edited by Don Sakers
Yes, it’s an entire anthology based on the title of a filk-song. Horrifying.


8 Responses to “Paperback Book Club”
  1. elsie says:

    Doctor Demento! Wow, that’s a blast from the past!

  2. Evan Waters says:

    Ooh, I have this!

    Haven’t actually read it the whole way through, but still, surprising to be reminded of it.

  3. Evan Waters says:

    (I like that the song is labelled [Explicit].)

  4. JauntyJohn says:

    I actually gave this props when it came out for the title alone, and while (as with any collection) not all the stories worked for me, overall I thought it was a fun read.

    And the lyrics for the song were a crack up, if memory serves.

    Cheers!

  5. …If I ever get a hold of a copy, I may NEVER STOP READING THIS.

  6. GeorgeK says:

    I don’t understand why you express such horror at this. Clearly if there’s even ONE story in the anthology about Carmen Miranda’s ghost haunting a space station then this might be one of the greatest moments of sci-fi ever.

    Or it could be a metaphor for the hidden racial tensions simmering underneath a star-trekesque post-ethnic utopia. Which would be a letdown but still competent.

  7. Tony says:

    Holy shit, I read this in middle school. Thank god I got into comics and out of “funny” fantasy.

  8. What’s really horrifying is that this may be one of the best Baen book covers I’ve ever seen. Their Carmen Miranda is surprisingly true-to-life!

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