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Keep the Giraffe Burning

(1978)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Sladek's second short story collection (of four published during his life-time). This is a collection of seventeen stories, foreword and an afterword - previously published in (mostly) various S/F magazines between 1968 and 1975. Sladek wrote some of the best science fiction stories of the 20th-century and his parodies of famous s/f authors are uproariously "right-on". His talent went under-appreciated except by a few devoted followers, even though his satirical writing was on a par with the early Kurt Vonnegut, and (blessedly) without the Vonnegut mannerisms.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"John Sladek is one of the sparkiest and most intelligent of New Wave Science Fiction writers...It is a crazy, venal, hilarious world which Sladek portrays." - David Pringle


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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Keep the Giraffe Burning
Author(s): John Sladek
ISBN: 1-58715-419-6 / 978-1-58715-419-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cosmos Books
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February 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Keep the Giraffe Burning (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): John Thomas Sladek
ISBN: 0-586-04757-3 / 978-0-586-04757-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Keep The Giraffe Burning
Author(s): John Sladek
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Keep The Giraffe Burning
Author(s): John Sladek
Publisher: Gateway
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