The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales
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This is Hughes' third volume of creation stories and the most disappointing. The flair and ingenuity of the two earlier volumes is missing, replaced with convoluted plots and a far less convincing central character. God has become a defeatist, a grumbler - where is the glorious anarchy of Tales of the Early World? The stories tend to be too long. Sheer volume of narrative doesn't convince the reader as much as the taut, ironic humour did in the earlier collections.