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Mash Up

Mash Up

An anthology of stories edited by

Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2013In Rip-Off!, 13 of today's best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.In the world of Rip-Off!, "Call me Ishmael" introduces a tough-as-nails private eye - who carries a harpoon; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz inspires the tale of an aging female astronaut who's being treated by a doctor named Dorothy Gale; and Huckleberry Finn leads to a wild ride with a foul-mouthed riverboat captain who plies the waters of Hell.Once you listen to Rip-Off! you'll agree: If Shakespeare or Dickens were alive today, they'd be ripping off the authors in this great collection.The stories included in Rip-Off! are:. "Fireborn" by Robert Charles Wilson
. "The Evening Line" by Mike Resnick
. "No Decent Patrimony" by Elizabeth Bear
. "The Big Whale" by Allen M. Steele
. "Begone" by Daryl Gregory
. "The Red Menace" by Lavie Tidhar
. "Muse of Fire" by John Scalzi
. "Writer's Block" by Nancy Kress
. "Highland Reel" by Jack Campbell
. "Karin Coxswain or Death as She Is Truly Lived" by Paul Di Filippo
. "The Lady Astronaut of Mars" by Mary Robinette Kowal
. "Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air" by Tad Williams
. "Declaration" by James Patrick KellyAs a bonus, the authors introduce their stories, explaining what they ripped-off - and why.Rip-Off! was produced in partnership with SFWA - Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Gardner Dozois served as project editor.

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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: MASH Up
Author(s): Gardner Dozois
ISBN: 1-78565-105-6 / 978-1-78565-105-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mash Up
Author(s): Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

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