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Live! from Planet Earth

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
 
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 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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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: George Alec Effinger Live! from Planet Earth
Author(s): George Alec Effinger
ISBN: 1-930846-32-0 / 978-1-930846-32-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Live! From Planet Earth: Stories
Author(s): George Alec Effinger
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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