The fifth volume in the Science Fiction Megapack series collects 25 tales of high adventure through other worlds and times, including 5 Hugo and Nebula Award-winners and nominees. Featured this time are:
AGAPE AMONG THE ROBOTS, by Allen Steele
THE STARSHIP MECHANIC, by Jay Lake and Ken Scholes
PEACEMAKER, by Gardner Dozois
OR ALL THE SEAS WITH OYSTERS, by Avram Davidson
GRANDMA, by Carol Emshwiller
THE GIFT BEARER, by Charles L. Fontenay
I, ROBOT, by Cory Doctorow
ALL RIGHTS, by Pamela Sargent
THE EICHMANN VARIATIONS, by George Zebrowski
MAY BE SOME TIME, by Brenda W. Clough
CYBERPUNK, by Bruce Bethke
MILLENNIUM, by Everett B. Cole
JOIN OUR GANG? by Sterling E. Lanier
GREYLORN, by Keith Laumer
JUMPING THE LINE, by Grania Davis
HE'S ONLY HUMAN, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
THE WASONICA CORRECTION, by James C. Stewart
CIRCUS, by Alan E. Nourse
THE HATED, by Frederik Pohl
CODE THREE, by Rick Raphael
COST OF LIVING, by Robert Sheckley
THIS IS KLON CALLING, by Walter J. Sheldon
THE BIG BOUNCE, by Walter S. Tevis
THE RISK PROFESSION, by Donald E. Westlake
THE FIRE EGGS, by Darrell Schweitzer
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Gardner DozoisNotify me of new titles added by this author
Gardner Dozois has been honored with the Hugo Award for best editor seven times. He edits Asimov's Science Fiction magazine and numerous anthologies from his home in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, Susan Casper.
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Before becoming a science fiction writer, Allen Steele was a journalist for newspapers and magazines in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Missouri, and his home state of Tennessee. But science fiction was his first love, so he eventually ditched journalism and began producing that which had made him decide to become a writer in the first place.
Since then, Steele has published eighteen novels and nearly one hundred short stories. His work has received numerous accolades, including three Hugo Awards, and has been translated worldwide, mainly into languages he can’t read. He serves on the board of advisors for the Space Frontier Foundation and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He also belongs to Sigma, a group of science fiction writers who frequently serve as unpaid consultants on matters regarding technology and security.
Allen Steele is a lifelong space buff, and this interest has not only influenced his writing, it has taken him to some interesting places. He has witnessed numerous space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center and has flown NASA’s shuttle cockpit simulator at the Johnson Space Center. In 2001, he testified before the US House of Representatives in hearings regarding the future of space exploration. He would like very much to go into orbit, and hopes that one day he’ll be able to afford to do so.
Steele lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Linda, and a continual procession of adopted dogs. He collects vintage science fiction books and magazines, spacecraft model kits, and dreams.
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Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications, including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller; its sequel, Homeland, was published in February 2013. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in London.
JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon, within sight of an 11,000-foot volcano. He is the author of over two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with ten novels. In 2004, Lake won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has also been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction and a three-time World Fantasy Award nominee for his editing. www.jlake.com
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Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008) was one of the most prolific and talented authors of American crime fiction. He began his career in the late 1950s, churning out novels for pulp houses—often writing as many as four novels a year under various pseudonyms—but soon began publishing under his own name. His most well-known characters were John Dortmunder, an unlucky thief, and a ruthless criminal named Parker. His writing earned him three Edgars and a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Westlake’s cinematic prose and brisk dialogue made his novels attractive to Hollywood, and several motion pictures were made from his books, with stars such as Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson. Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson’s noir classic.
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FREDERIK POHL (1919-2013) was a multiple Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award-winning author. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers Association in 1993 and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Avram Davidson was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1923. After spending some time at New York University, he served in the Marines from 1942 till 1946--and again saw action during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. For two years in the early 1960s, Davidson edited The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He earned awards and accolades throughout his life for his SF writing, including the Hugo Award, the Edgar Award, the Ellery Queen Award, and three World Fantasy Awards. Davidson died in 1993.
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LAWRENCE WATT-EVANS has written more than a dozen fantasy novels. He lives in Maryland.
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Carol Emshwiller was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1921 and grew up in Michigan and France. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a New York State Creative Artists Public Service grant, a New York State Foundation for the Arts grant, and has won the World Fantasy, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Gallun, and Icon awards. Her short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Century, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, New Directions, Orbit, The Voice Literary Supplement, Omni, SciFiction, and many other anthologies and magazines. Her short work has been collected in World Fantasy Award winner The Start of the End of it All, Verging on the Pertinent, Joy in Our Cause, and Report to the Men's Club and Other Stories. She is also the author of four novels, Carmen Dog, Ledoyt, Leaping Man Hill, and Philip K Dick Award winner The Mount. Emshwiller lives in New York City in the winter where she teaches at New York University School of Continuing Education. She spends her summers in a shack in the Sierras in California.
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Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. She lives with writer George Zebrowski in upstate New York.
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George Zebrowski ' s thirty-five books include novels, short fiction collections, anthologies, and a book of essays. The Washington Post recently said: "You can trust yourself in the hands of certain masters, and George Zebrowski is one." His best known novel is Macrolife, which Arthur C. Clarke described as "a worthy successor to Olaf Stapledon ' s Star Maker. It ' s been years since I was so impressed. One of the few books I intend to read again." Zebrowski ' s stories and novels have been translated into a half-dozen languages; his short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Stranger Suns was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Killing Star, written with scientist/author Charles Pellegrino, was praised by The New York Times Book Review as "a novel of such conceptual ferocity and scientific plausibility that it amounts to a reinvention of that old Wellsian staple, [alien invasion]..." The Washington Post Book World described the novel as "a classic SF theme pushed logically to its ultimate conclusions." Brute Orbits (1998), an uncompromising novel about the future of the penal system, was honored with the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year. Cave of Stars, a novel that is part of the Macrolife mosaic, was published by HarperPrism in 1999, also to widespread acclaim. Swift Thoughts, a collection of twenty-four stories, with an introduction by Gregory Benford and a wraparound painting by Bob Eggleton, will be published by Golden Gryphon Press in early 2002.
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Creator of the Bolo series, was renowned both for his fast-paced stories of science fiction adventure, and for his comical stories of Retief, the only two-fisted diplomat in the galaxy. His novels and story collections have gone through printing after printing for nearly four decades. Laumer was a Captain in the US Air Force and later an officer in the Diplomatic Corps, serving all over the world, giving him a solid background both for his fast-moving action stories, including his Bolo series, and his satirical Retief adventures, which deftly skewer the bureaucratic mentality, whether human or alien. Among his other books, all from Baen, are The Compleat Bolo, The Lighter Side, Retief, Future Imperfect, and A Plague of Demons.
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Darrell Schweitzer (born August 27, 1952) is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy. Schweitzer is also a prolific writer of literary criticism and editor of collections of essays on various writers within his preferred genres.
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KEN SCHOLES is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest whose short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies since 2000.�His first novel, Lamentation, debuted from Tor in February 2009.�Canticle was the second and Antiphon is the third of the five-book series, The Psalms of Isaak.Ken grew up in a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest.�He has honorable discharges from two branches of the military, a degree in History from Western Washington University, and is a former clergyman and label gun repairman.�Ken lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife Jen West Scholes, and their twin daughters.
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