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  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Sense of Wonder Pr
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When a man has read, written, edited, and lived science fiction for a full 70 years, as Forrest J Ackerman has, his collection of sci-fi shorts and semi-shorts is certain to contribute to the pleasure of the connoisseur, and more than delight the relative newcomer to modern literature's hottest field. Herein are timeless tales of aliens, robots, spacemen, future societies, extraordinary experiments, intergalactic love, dinosaurs, and other dimensions -- written with the humor, the horror, the suspense, and the denouements developed by the undisputed geniuses of the twist in the tale, from Bradbury, Wells, and Asimov to lesser-known masters of the trade. Ackerman's following is legion, and readers worldwide, old and new, will revel in every extraordinary page. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

I (Alone) Stand in a World of Legless Humansp. 13
Under the Lavender Skiesp. 16
The Cat and the Canariesp. 18
Eye of the Beholderp. 20
Litter of the Lawp. 24
Traders in Treasuresp. 27
Pressure Cruisep. 34
Alien Catastrophep. 36
Alternate Futures
The Tweeniep. 41
Deathrace 2000p. 59
Burroughs Pastiche
The Swordsmen of Varnisp. 69
Cosmic Encounters
Starburstp. 71
The Cosmic Kidnappersp. 74
Cosmic Parallelp. 75
The Sky's an Oyster; The Stars Are Pearlsp. 78
And Satan Camep. 81
Experiments Perilous
Experimentp. 85
Golden Nemesisp. 89
Secret of the Sunp. 96
Pallas Rebellionp. 103
The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbarp. 106
A Scientist Risesp. 116
Extrapolation Extraordinary
Homecomingp. 123
Fourth Dimension
The Impossible Inventionp. 127
The Smilep. 139
The Far Wayp. 144
Parasite Lostp. 155
Messenger to Infinityp. 156
Sic Transit Gloria Mundip. 160
A Question of Prioritiesp. 164
The Banningp. 167
The Last Poet and the Wrongness of Spacep. 169
Let the Future Judgep. 175
The Final Menp. 178
Navigational Errorp. 181
Devonshire's Songp. 183
A Martian Oddityp. 187
Lovep. 191
The Golden Pyramidp. 197
O. Henryarns
The Biography Projectp. 201
I'll Kill You Tomorrowp. 204
Police Actionp. 211
Where There's Hopep. 213
The Queen and Ip. 218
Untimely Interruptionp. 222
Extenuating Circumstancesp. 223
Robot Chronicles
Punishment Fit the Crimep. 227
To Serf MANp. 232
Theory or Fact?p. 234
Sapphic Sci-Fi
Kikip. 237
For the Good of Societyp. 241
Spacial Deliveries
Twice Removedp. 245
Replacement Partp. 248
Spicy Sci-Fi
The Satellite-Keeper's Daughterp. 249
Nymph of Darknessp. 255
Itself!p. 271
Big, Wide, Wonderful Worldp. 275
The Doorp. 278
Racial Memoryp. 282
Tunnelp. 283
Inferiorityp. 285
Task of the Temponautp. 289
Beautyp. 291
The Shortest SF Story Ever Toldp. 298
WARmageddon: Final Victoryp. 299
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