So, I just got a list of books that are on sale, via BookBub, which I suppose happens every day, but I seldom pay that much attention.
Today I happened to have time, so I opened the mailing and glanced over the titles that are being offered for sale today.
This is one of them:
So, if you would like a copy of this collection of all Simak’s short fiction, today you are in luck! It’s 1.99 for the Kindle version on Amazon.
But what I mostly noticed was a visceral reaction to the title “I am Crying All Inside,” which can best be summed up as NO NO NO.
Wow, does that not sound a bit like anything I want to read. Only after that reaction did I realize that this is a collection.
Other stories included here:
— I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air
— Small Deer
— Madness from Mars
— Gunsmoke Interlude
— The Call from Beyond
— All the Traps of Earth
Now, given those titles, which would YOU choose as the title for the whole collection? I think it’s a no-brainer. The most interesting title is the first in the list — I mean, your eyes are what? — but that isn’t the one that ought to be the title of the collection.
The one story title that is both evocative and non-horrific is The Call from Beyond. That’s the one I would have used.