Absolute Magnitude: SF Adventures for The 90's

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The feistiest magazine of the '90s, devoted to high-quality SF adventure fiction - the kind of stories that excited people about SF in the first place - is Absolute Magnitude. Publishers Warren Lapine and Stephen Pagel have gathered an array of the best of the magazine for the book Absolute Magnitude.
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Overview

The feistiest magazine of the '90s, devoted to high-quality SF adventure fiction - the kind of stories that excited people about SF in the first place - is Absolute Magnitude. Publishers Warren Lapine and Stephen Pagel have gathered an array of the best of the magazine for the book Absolute Magnitude.
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Sixteen tales, written between 199397, that first appeared in the eponymous magazine or its predecessor, Harsh Mistress. Oddly, the two most impressive yarns come from a couple of septuagenarians: Frank O. Dodge's "The Barefoot Mule," an amusing and well-worked tale involving some desert sleuthing, a dimensional warp, and a disappearing mule; and Hal Clement's "Sortie," an immaculate exploration of the surface of chilly, smoggy Titan that's less a story than a novel fragment (let's hope he goes on to complete the novel). Also noteworthy: an imaginative survey of a hostile alien planet (Linda Tiernan Kepner); mathematical high jinks (Janet Kagan); and a more-than-meets-the-eye war-buddy yarn, strongly reminiscent of William Tenn (from Denise Lopes Heald). There are also fair-to-middling variations on xenophobia, alien- contact, intelligent spaceships, a Martian ripper, cosmic meditation, post-disaster life, exchangeable memories and body parts, life after cryogenesis, and more.

Overall, a sound if unremarkable anthology, certainly worth a try for story enthusiasts. The only problem with it is a common one nowadays: You wish the best stories were novels, while the runners- up tend to fade from view.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312863357
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Working for Mister Chicago 15
The Minds Who Jumped 32
The Prize 57
The Dance of the Hunting Sun 84
10:07:24 97
Mice 101
Amps 119
Siblings 140
The Melancholy of Infinite Space 156
The Barefoot Mule 159
Sortie 176
Jack the Martian 213
Undying Iron 223
Fermat's Best Theorem 245
Yonada 256
Planting Walnuts 270
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