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By David Brin, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, Mercedes Lackey, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Todd Mccaffrey, Michael Whelan. 2013
When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions… of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre.In Dragonwriter, Anne's son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award-winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern's Lessa (and from Lessa's creator); Hugo Award-winner David Brin recalls Anne's steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan shares (and tells stories about) never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more.Join Anne's co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life, and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it.Contributors include: Angelina Adams David Brin David Gerrold John Goodwin Janis Ian Alec Johnson Georgeanne Kennedy Mercedes Lackey Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Lois McMaster Bujold Elizabeth Moon Charlotte Moore Robert Neilson Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett Robin Roberts Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Wen Spencer Michael Whelan Richard J. Woods Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
By Harlan Ellison. 2008
Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied--and sometimes defined--modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow… any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating. Over thirty titles in Ellison's brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Genius never felt so combustible. Again, Dangerous Visions is the classic companion to the most essential science fiction anthology ever published, and includes forty-six original stories edited and with introductions by Harlan Ellison, featuring John Heidenry, Ross Rocklynne, Ursula K. Le Guin, Andrew J. Offutt, Gene Wolfe, Ray Nelson, Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, Edward Bryant, Kate Wilhelm, James B. Hemesath, Joanna Russ, Kurt Vonnegut, T. L. Sherred, K. M. O'Donnell (Barry N. Malzberg), H. H. Hollis, Bernard Wolfe, David Gerrold, Piers Anthony, Lee Hoffman, Gahan Wilson, Joan Bernott, Gregory Benford, Evelyn Lief, James Sallis, Josephine Saxton, Ken McCullough, David Kerr, Burt K. Filer, Richard Hill, Leonard Tushnet, Ben Bova, Dean Koontz, James Blish and Judith Ann Lawrence, A. Parra (y Figueredo), Thomas M. Disch, Richard A. Lupoff, M. John Harrison, Robin Scott, Andrew Weiner, Terry Carr, and James Tiptree Jr.
By Karen Fowler, John Adams. 2016
A great fun romping collection of stories --San Francisco Book Review This volume s diverse… list of well-known and rising stars makes it a welcome addition to the Best American series --Washington Post A powerful collection that is worth your time attention and love --Tor In its inaugural edition The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy featured a diverse array of authors stories and sources John Joseph Adams scours the magazine racks and websites to find the very best stories and this year s guest editor Karen Joy Fowler is sure to curate a collection that encompasses all corners of the genres As the best-selling author of both The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Fowler knows firsthand just how different one author s writing can be from work to work and she will bring that literary sensibility to her selections However she is also a longtime insider in the world of science fiction and fantasy having won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy Awards and cofounded the James Tiptree Jr Award for works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore the understanding of gender With this top-notch combination of series and guest editor The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy builds upon the foundation established in its first year
By Elizabeth Scarborough. 1999
Suppose you could pick a famous historical figure and experience your own life as that person What would you… do Excel in science under the extraordinary influence of Leonardo Da Vinci Spice up your daily grind with a dash of Mata Hari Unnerve your neighbors as Edgar Allan Poe Or for those who like to live dangerously there are whispers of a black market--where no one is forbidden A word of caution previous performance does not guarantee future predictability And in the hands of these masters of science fiction and fantasy your experience of past lives reborn may not be at all what you expect The complete list of contributors Elizabeth Moon Carole Nelson Douglas Kristine Kathryn Rusch Jerry Oltion Rod Garcia Y Robertson Margaret Ball Janet Berliner David Bischoff Gary Braunbeck Nina Kiriki Hoffman Tom Knowles Lillian Stewart Carl Sharan Newman Sandy Schofield Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
The multiple Locus Award-winning annual collection of the year s best science fiction stories In the new millennium what… secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow blurring the line between life and art Now in The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field Featuring short stories from acclaimed authors such as Indrapramit Das Nancy Kress Alastair Reynolds Eleanor Arnason James S A Corey Lavie Tidhar an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre
By Clare London, Jamie Fessenden, Carole Cummings, Andrea Speed, Pearl Love, Rick Reed, Sean Michael, John Inman, Rhys Ford, Brandon Witt, J Hennig. 1979
Humankind possesses a dual nature the ability to rise to the brightest heights--or sink to the darkest and most… perverse depths What inspires some to reach the pinnacles of virtue while others cannot resist the temptations of vice Is it something innate or a result of destiny and circumstance Delve into the minds and spirits of saints and sinners alike with a collection of stories that explore the call toward good or evil--and the consequences of answering it For while rewards certainly await the righteous there are also pleasures to be found in the darkness Venture off the expected path with some of the most innovative voices in LGBT speculative fiction as they present their unique takes on the classic vices and virtues Stories Included The Dark of the Sun by Amy Rae Durreson The Bank Job by Andrea Speed Prudence for Fools by Sean Michael The Gate by J S Cook Heirs to Grace and Infinity by Carole Cummings The Rendering by John Inman Beyond the Temperance Effect by Serena Yates Covetous by Pearl Love Hope by Rick R Reed Horseboy by J Tullos Hennig Train to Sevmash by Jamie Fessenden Red Light Special by Rhys Ford Traitor by Clare London Couches of Fabric and Snow by Brandon Witt
By Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson. 1961
A potpourri of poetry and amazing tales that cross genre borders, between fantasy, horror, noir, science fiction, and more, from… the legendary Poul Anderson and his wife, Karen Anderson Lyrical and beautiful, enchanting and strange, exhilarating and horrific, this extraordinary collaboration between science fiction-fantasy luminary Poul Anderson and his equally creative wife, Karen, almost defies description. Combining their extraordinary talents, the Andersons have produced a sumptuous feast of the written word--stories that delight, move, and disturb, mixed with rich, sumptuous poetry that soars. A truly stunning collection, The Unicorn Trade transports readers to places at once uniquely strange and strangely familiar--magical fairy realms, the far reaches of outer space, and the twisted minds of madmen. Stories of love, loss, and self-discovery are met with soaring verse that celebrates the human spirit and the wonders of the universe. Here are unforgettable bounding leaps of the imagination, where detective noir is ingeniously reimagined, and tales of Edgar Allan Poe-like suspense stand side by side with poignant tributes to the men who led us to the stars. Real treasures are to be found here--a hungry Olympian god's interactions with a divine computer, a murdered man's shrewd revenge, an Earthling's con game on an unsuspecting Martian visitor, and other such flights of inventive fancy--in a sterling compendium of stories, poems, and science fiction haikus (scifaiku) as bright as starshine and more magical and enduring than fairy gold.
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we… once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
By David G. Hartwell. 1999
Travel to the Farthest Reaches of the ImaginationAcclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell is back with his fourth annual… high-powered collection of the year's most inventive, entertaining, and awe-inspiring science fiction. In short, the best.Here are stories from today's top name authors, plus exciting newcomers, all eager to land you on exotic planets, introduce you to strange new life forms, and show you scenes more amazing than anything you've imagined.So sit back and blast off for an amazing trip withStephen Baxter Gregory Benford David Brin Nancy Kress Bruce Sterling Michael Swanwick and many more...
By Brandon Rospond, Robert E Waters. 2017
By Tim Marquitz. 2016
MECH: Age of Steel is a collection of 24 mecha-inspired short stories in the spirit of Pacific Rim, Macross, Transformers,… Robotech, Gundam, Evangelion, and more. The MECH: Age of Steel anthology features a vast array of tales showcasing giant human-piloted, robot war machines wreaking havoc in blasted cities, or on dystopian landscapes, or around space stations and asteroids against a cosmic backdrop, and more! MECH is anchored by authors such as: Kevin J. Anderson Scott Sigler Ramez Naam Jason M. HoughJeremy Robinson Jody Lynn Nye Peter Clines Martha Wells Graham McNeill Jennifer Brozek James Swallow and more!This anthology also features illustrations for every story and is the perfect companion to its sister title, Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters. So strap in. Activate your interface array. And let's rock!
By Nicola Griffith, Steven Pagel. 1998
By John Joseph Adams, Daniel H. Wilson. 2015
IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS. You are standing in a room filled with books, faced with a difficult… decision. Suddenly, one with a distinctive cover catches your eye. It is a groundbreaking anthology of short stories from award-winning writers and game-industry titans who have embarked on a quest to explore what happens when video games and science fiction collide.From text-based adventures to first-person shooters, dungeon crawlers to horror games, these twenty-six stories play with our notion of what video games can be--and what they can become--in smart and singular ways. With a foreword from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One, Press Start to Play includes work from: Daniel H. Wilson, Charles Yu, Hiroshi Sakurazaka, S.R. Mastrantone, Charlie Jane Anders, Holly Black, Seanan McGuire, Django Wexler, Nicole Feldringer, Chris Avellone, David Barr Kirtley,T.C. Boyle, Marc Laidlaw, Robin Wasserman, Micky Neilson, Cory Doctorow, Jessica Barber, Chris Kluwe, Marguerite K. Bennett, Rhianna Pratchett, Austin Grossman, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Catherynne M. Valente, Andy Weir, and Hugh Howey. Your inventory includes keys, a cell phone, and a wallet. What would you like to do? >__From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Gardner Dozois. 1998
I love good old-fashioned space opera! give me a starship and a blaster rifle or a three-eyed alien any day!… If you like space Opera, too, then this book is for you! Gardner dozois, one of thee premier science fiction editors has put together a collection of classic sci fi adventure stories from the '50s and 60s written by some of the true masters off science fiction, that is a must read for any sci fi fan.
By Geoff Brown, Amanda J Spedding. 2017
Join the military, they said. See far-flung worlds, they said. Meet interesting creatures, and kill them all. Soldiers fighting aliens… in unforgiving landscapes, where every breath could be their last. Featuring stories by Weston Ochse, Mike Resnick, and others. From near-future to far-future, featuring some of the best writers working in the field today.
By Geoff Brown, Amanda J Spedding. 2017
Everyone has a hobby.Some collect stamps, frequent fine dining, or travel.Some hunt creatures so dangerous and evil most would run… screaming the other way.Demons, monsters, whatever.It's just a job, and someone has to do it.A collection of fine stories based on hunting things that walk the night.For lovers of Supernatural, Hunted, and perhaps even Duck Dynasty.
By Weston Ochse, Jonathan Maberry, James A Moore, Greig Beck. 2014
War is hell . . . Soldiers fight to survive. They fight each other, and they fight the demons inside.… Sometimes, they fight real monsters. This book collects stories of ancient myths, time travelers, horrors in the old west . . . and the soldiers who fight them. Featuring some of the best writers working in the field today, this book includes works from Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Greig Beck, and James A. Moore who lead the way, with a contingent of emerging authors to back them up. Fight or die.
By Orson Scott Card, Neal Shusterman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Janis Ian, Aaron Johnston, Eric James Stone. 2013
Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over againGo deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel… with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:<P><P> Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero. Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life. Hugo award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender's Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules. Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership. Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender's story.<P> Plus pieces by Hilari Bel, John Brown, Mette Ivie Harrison, Janis Ian, Alethea Kontis, David Lubar and Alison S. Myers, John F. Schmitt, Ken Scholes, and Eric James Stone.<P> Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity's fight against the formics. Hugo and Nebula Awards winner.
By Darren O'Donnell. 2004
Toronto's CN Tower has fallen into the lake. The city is crowded with refugees from the U.S. Michael and Ruth… Racco's dad has, in a rash of road rage, perpetrated the Backhoe Massacre.
By Jeff Conner. 2013
Presenting a dozen-less-two high-value adventures straight from the global zombie/robot conflict, Women on War is definitive proof that IDW's Band… of Sisters can bring the zombie terror and robot menace as good (if not better) than their ZvR brothers. Tier-one operators in the theater of compelling (and often squishy) action-horror, this unique volume features all-new illustrations by IDW's latest discovery, artist Ericka Lugo. Award-winning horror/dark fantasy writer Nancy Holder provides an insightful introductory essay. Leading literary experts agree--adding this distinctive title to your library is a real no-brainer.