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Live! from Planet Earth

Live from Planet Earth Originally intended to be a collaboration with the author this collection of the most memorable short stories of the late George Alec Effinger is a tribute from those who best knew his work his frien

  • Title: Live! from Planet Earth
  • Author: George Alec Effinger Mike Resnick Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: 9781930846326
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally intended to be a collaboration with the author, this collection of the most memorable short stories of the late George Alec Effinger is a tribute from those who best knew his work his friends, fellow writers, and editors In addition to handpicking their favorite pieces, Michael Bishop, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Hambly, Mike Resnick, Howard Waldrop, and others have cOriginally intended to be a collaboration with the author, this collection of the most memorable short stories of the late George Alec Effinger is a tribute from those who best knew his work his friends, fellow writers, and editors In addition to handpicking their favorite pieces, Michael Bishop, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Hambly, Mike Resnick, Howard Waldrop, and others have contributed a personal introduction or afterword to accompany each selection that reveals their deep respect for and insights into the author The short stories The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything and Everything but Honor, both Hugo Award finalists, are among those included Of special interest are seven previously uncollected short stories and a poem written under the author s pen name, O Niemand Introduced by Gardner Dozois, former editor of Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, these stories are uniquely written in the style of other authors including Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, James Thurber, and Mark Twain Considered by Effinger to be sympathetic homage rather than parody or caricature, they present his perspective on how these noted authors would have tackled science fiction, such as The Man Outside, the John Steinbeck inspired story about a loner in a domed city on an asteroid deep in space.

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    1. I have been a huge fan of When Gravity Fails since it came out, and I recently read and enjoyed the other Mar d Audran books So I wanted to find out if Effinger s short fiction was as good as those novels My overall impression was mostly not But even though I disliked a number of the stories for one reason or another, I found it interesting to read a set of stories that had been written over such a long period of time between 1971 and 1997 This book was published after Effinger s unfortunately e [...]


    2. Live from Planet Earth by George Alec Effinger came pretty highly regarded this is a posthumous collection of his short stories, introduced by other authors I did not like it very much The stories tended to drag, and seemed to me to have the JG Ballard style affliction of the author being convinced of his own cleverness Many of the introductions by other authors went on at length about Effinger s humor and brilliance, but it didn t come through to me.


    3. The story about aliens who knew, like, everything was pretty good, but I didn t like the next few World War 2 with cars was just stupid, and the chess game had no plot and no story total grey goo I just don t like much 70s scifi Abandoned.



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