The Mutant Files
by Martin H Greenberg & John Helfers
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
320 pages; ISBN: 075640004X
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
As noted by the editors in their introduction, this book is not a story about the X-Men. Instead this sixteen-story collection contains tales about regular people with uncommon extra abilities usually in normal settings. Poor choice in title aside, each contribution is well written and remain inside the basic theme. Though the story lines are all entertaining, the key to THE MUTANT FILES is its characters, who amazingly seem like real people though the tales are short and the powers are uncommon. Superb anthology worth reading by the X-Men crowd and especially by those science fiction-horror fans who relish well written tales about normal people with an unusual power usually occurring in a common milieu. This is extraordinary entertainment.
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