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Omni Best Science Fiction, 3 Paperback – May 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Omni Pub (May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874552842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874552843
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,275,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The 11 stories in this solid collection offer a variety of voices and perspectives, from idea-fiction to silly fun. Only one has been previously published. Bruce McAllister takes a look into the beyond with an equipment technician who services sophisticated systems that pick up messages from Limbo; he succumbs to the lure of the siren song of a "just-dead" woman. Living in a society that sexually exploits hermaphrodites while despising them as "non-humans," Ian McDonald's hero/ine resorts to a desperate act to save a dying sibling who cannot obtain routine medical care. Scott Baker describes a computer programmer who becomes a bit too absorbed in his task of developing a virtual-reality interactive game for a secret group worshiping the Egyptian goddess Hathor. Pat Cadigan takes a walk on the weird side in her humorous account of what Jimmy-Ray Carver's pals have to do to get him back on track after great sex with an alien leaves him "carrying on like a sackful of weasels." In Pat Murphy's tale, wisps of old stories of yetis on Earth lead a Martian cartographer into an adventure that reveals one of the red planet's most elusive secrets.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

I've been an editor for over thirty years, first in book publishing, but mostly editing short stories for OMNI Magazine and webzine, EVENT HORIZON, a webzine, and SCIFICTION, the fiction area of SCIFI.COM. I currently acquire and edit short fiction for Tor.com and I edit original and reprint anthologies. Born and bred New Yorker, although I travel a lot.

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