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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Unreal and the Real:

 

The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin

 

 

by Ursula K. Le Guin

 

 

(Saga Press, October 2016, 736 pp., hc)

 

 

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The Best of Bova, Vol. 1, by Ben Bova

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The Best of Bova: Volume 1

by Ben Bova

(Baen, February 2016, 432 pages)

 

"The Long Way Back" (Amazing, February 1960)
"Inspiration" (F&SF, April 1994)
"Vince's Dragon" (Dragons of Darkness, Ace, October 1981)
"The Last Decision" (Stellar #4, Del Rey, May 1978)
"Fitting Suits" (Analog, May 1990)
"A Small Kindness" (Analog, April 1983)
"Born Again" (Analog, May 1984)
"Blood of Tyrants" (Amazing, May 1970)
"Bushido" (Analog, July 1992)
"Sam Gunn" (F&SF, October 1983)
"Amorality Tale" (The Astral Mirror, Tor, October 1985)
"A Country for Old Men" (Going Interstellar, Baen, June 2012)
"Priorities" (Analog, December 1971)
"To Be or Not" (Maxwell's Demons, Baronet, September 1978)
"To Touch a Star" (The Universe, Bantam Spectra, November 1987)
"Risk Assessment" (The Williamson Effect, Tor, May 1996)
"Men of Good Will" (Galaxy, June 1964)
"Foeman, Where Do You Flee?" (Galaxy, January 1969)
"Old Timer's Game" (Carbide Tipped Pens, Tor, December 2014)
"The Man Who Hated Gravity" (Analog, July 1989)
"Zero Gee" (Again, Dangerous Visions, Doubleday, March 1972)
"Test in Orbit" (Analog, September 1965)
"Fifteen Miles" (F&SF, May 1967)
"A Slight Miscalculation" (F&SF, August 1971)
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Insistence of Vision by David Brin

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Insistence of Vision

by

David Brin

 

 

(The Story Plant, March 2016, 374 pp.)

 

 
Introduction by Vernor Vinge
The Heresy of Science Fiction” by David Brin
 
WHAT WE MAY BECOME
Insistence of Vision” (Twelve Tomorrows, Technology Review’s Science Fiction Edition, July 2013)
Transition Generation” (Project Hieroglyph, 2014)
Chrysalis” (Analog, August 2014)
Stones of Significance” (first appeared in a special edition, Lamps on the Brow, then in the special January 2000 issue of Analog magazine)
News From 2035: A Glitch in Medicine Cabinet 3.5” (Tomorrow Happens, NESFA Press, 2003)
 
HOW WE’LL ENDURE (Tales of the Coss Domination)
The Logs” (Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, ed. Bill Fawcett and J.E. Mooney, Tor, 2013)
The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” (Old Venus, ed. by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin, 2015)
Eloquent Elepents Pine Away for the Moon’s Crystal Forests” (Space Cadets, the special printing for the Los Angeles World Science Fiction Convention, ed. Mike Resnick, SCIFI press, 2006)
 
WHEN WE OVERCOME
Mars Opposition” (Analog, January 2005)
A Professor at Harvard” (Analog, July 2003)
I Could’ve Done Better” by Gregory Benford and David Brin (Jim Baen’s Universe, ed. Eric Flint, 2006)
Paris Conquers All” by David Brin and Gregory Benford (War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, ed. Kevin J. Anderson [Bantam, Doubleday, Dell], 1989)
A Retrospective by Jules Verne” by David Brin and Gregory Benford
 
WHO WE’LL MEET
Fortitude” (Science Fiction Age, January 1996)
An Ever-Reddening Glow” (Analog, February 1996)
The Diplomacy Guild” (Isaac’s Universe Volume 1: The Diplomacy Guild, ed. Martin H. Greenberg [Grafton], 1990)
The Other Side of the Hill” (Science Fiction Age, November 1994)
 
WHERE WE WILL GO
Temptation”
Avalon Probes” (Analog, 2013)
Six-Word Tales” (appeared as “Very Short Stories” in Wired magazine, Issue 14.11, November 2006)
Reality Check” (Nature, March 16, 2000)
 
WHY WE’LL PERSEVERE
Waging War with Reality” (Styles of Creation, edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, 1992)
 
Afterword & Book Notes
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Worst Contact, edited by Hank Davis

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Worst Contact

edited by

Hank Davis

(Baen, January 2016, 384 pp., pb)

 

Puppet Show” by Fredric Brown
Contact!” by David Drake
The Flat-Eyed Monster” by William Tenn
The Power” by Murray Leinster
Early Model” by Robert Sheckley
Her Sister's Keeper” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Plaything” by Larry Niven
Random Sample” by T. P. Caravan
No Love in all of Dwingeloo” by Tony Daniel
First Contact, Sort Of” by Karen Haber & Carol Carr
Fortitude” by David Brin
They're Made Out of Meat” by Terry Bisson
Alien Stones” by Gene Wolfe
Pictures Don't Lie” by Katherine MacLean
Backwardness” by Poul Anderson
Dodger Fan” by Will Stanton
No Shoulder to Cry On” by Hank Davis
Hornet's Nest” by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe
The Cage” by A. Bertram Chandler
Shadow World” by Clifford D. Simak
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5 Days in May, edited by John C. Bodin & Ron Collins

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5 Days in May:


The Greatest Spectacle in Science Fiction

 

(An anthology of Indianapolis 500 Science Fiction)

 

by

 

John C. Bodin & Ron Collins

 

(Skyfox publishing, May 2015, 140 pp.)

 

 
Neighbors on Gasoline Alley” (2014)
Speeding” (2013)
Oh-oh” (2002)
Ghost of a Chance” (2015, original to this volume)
The Day the Track Stood Still” (2003)
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The Best of Gregory Benford, ed. by David G. Hartwell

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The Best of Gregory Benford

Edited by David G. Hartwell

(Subterranean Press, July 2015)

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Romance on Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet by Tom Purdom

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Romance on Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet

 

by Tom Purdom

 

In-house editor Darrell Schweitzer

 

(Fantastic Books, April 2015)

 

Romance in Lunar G”
Romance in Extended Time”
Romance with Phobic Variations”
Romance for Augmented Trio”
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Tales of Time and Space: Stories by Allen Steele

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Tales of Time and Space: Stories

by Allen Steele

edited by Darrell Schweitzer

(Fantastic Books, April 2015, 240 pp.)


"Martian Blood" (Old Mars, Bantam, 2013)
"Ticking" (Solaris Rising 2, Solaris, 2013)
"The Other Side of Jordan" (Federations, Prime, 2009)
"Cathedrals" (Starship Century, Lucky Bat Books, 2009)
"The Jekyll Island Horror" (Asimov's, January 2010)
"Locomotive Joe and the Wreck of Space Train No. 4" (Impossible Futures, Pink Narcissus, 2013)
"Sixteen Million Leagues from Versailles" (Analog, October 2013)
"Alive and Well, A Long Way from Anywhere" (Asimov's, July 2012)
"The Heiress of Air" (Raygun Chronicles, Every Day, 2013)
"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (Twelve Tomorrows, MIT, 2013)
"The Big Whale" (Rip-Off!, Audiobook.com, 2012)
"The Observation Post" (Asimov's, September 2011)
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Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories, by Alex Shvartsman

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Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma

and Other Stories

by Alex Shvartsman

(UFO Publishing, February 2015)

 
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma”
The Rumination on What Isn't”
Doubt”
Spidersong”
Things We Leave Behind”
The Epistolary History”
A Shard Grows in Brooklyn”
Requiem For a Druid”
Nuclear Family”
Bedtime Story on Christmas Eve, 1,000,000 AD”
Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms”
High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity”
The Keepsake Box”
The Field Trip”
Superior Firepower”
Life at the Lake's Shore”
The Take”
The Dragon Ships of Tycho”
A Brief Respite From Eternity”
A Thousand Cuts”
Ravages of Time”
Price of Allegiance”
The Tell-Tale Ear”
The Miracle on Tau Prime”
The Tinker Bell Problem”
True Love”
You Bet”
The Far Side of the Wilderness”
Worldbuilding”
In the Wake of the Storm”
Putting it all Together”
Dominoes Falling”
Notes on the Game in Progress, Played Almost to a Draw”
Small Magics”
Icarus Falls”
Coffee in End Times”
The Hourglass Brigade”
A One-Sided Argument”
How Earth Narrowly Escaped an Invasion from Space”
Fate and Other Variables”
 
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Through Dark Angles: Works Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft by Don Webb

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Through Dark Angles:

Works Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

by Don Webb

(Hippocampus Press, August 2014)

 

"The Mythos and I"
"The Man Who Scared Lovecraft"
"The Megalith Plague"
"Lavinia's Lament"
"The Gold of the Vulgar"
"The Doom That Came to Devil's Reef"
"Wilbur's Song"
"Pages from a Diary"
"Sanctuary"
"Wilbur Whatley's Twin"
"Platinum Hearts"
"Plush Cthulu"
"Emily's Rose Window"
"A Ship Afar"
"Looking Glass"
"To Mars and Providence"
"After Alhazred"
"Lovecraft's Pillow"
"The Codex"
"Doc Corman's Haunted Palace One Fourth of July"
"Slowness"
"Rats"
"A Game of Nine Pins"
"Powers of Air and Darkness"
"Casting Call"
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