The Risk Profession

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WAS DONALD E. WESTLAKE A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER?

Everyone knows him as the mystery writer who published books like The Hook (2000), Bad News 2001, and Put a Lid on It (2002) under his own name, Donald E. Westlake, and of course that he was also Richard Stark and a number of other favorite authors. But a science fiction writer? -- Really? -- You bet he was, early on in his career. (He even wrote one SF novel -- Anarchaos, in 1966, as "Curt ...

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Overview

WAS DONALD E. WESTLAKE A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER?

Everyone knows him as the mystery writer who published books like The Hook (2000), Bad News 2001, and Put a Lid on It (2002) under his own name, Donald E. Westlake, and of course that he was also Richard Stark and a number of other favorite authors. But a science fiction writer? -- Really? -- You bet he was, early on in his career. (He even wrote one SF novel -- Anarchaos, in 1966, as "Curt Clark.")

He also wrote quite a bit of short SF, like this weird little SF mystery that first graced the pages of Amazing in 1963.

It's an engaging little tale, set in a asteroid-belt colony: our hero is an investigator for an interplanetary insurance company, ferreting out the truth behind suspicious (and sometimes, uhm, otherworldly) claims insurance claims. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463899769
  • Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards.
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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    A Science Fiction Short Story

    I have been reading Westlake forever and I believe this is included in one of his anthologies. This short story is well developed and well worth the buck.

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