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Rip-Off!

(2016)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2014

In 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 Kelly

As 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.

The full list of narrators includes: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, Jonathan Davis, Khristine Hvam, L.J. Ganser, Stefan Rudnicki, David Marantz, Nicola Barber, Dina Pearlman, Allyson Johnson, Marc Vietor, and Ilyana Kadushin.

 
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mash Up
Author(s): Gardner Dozois, John Scalzi, Tad Williams
ISBN: 1-78565-103-X / 978-1-78565-103-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Rip-Off!
Author(s): John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Tad Williams, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert Charles Wilson, Allen Steele, Daryl Gregory, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, James Patrick Kelly
ISBN: 1-5012-6203-3 / 978-1-5012-6203-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Rip-Off!
Author(s): John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Tad Williams, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert Charles Wilson, Allen Steele, Daryl Gregory, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, James Patrick Kelly
ISBN: 1-4915-2893-1 / 978-1-4915-2893-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Rip-Off!
Author(s): John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Rip-Off!
Author(s): John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mash Up
Author(s): Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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