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Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Paula Guran
     
 

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  • Kick out the jams with hot licks and fantastic riffs on rock and roll from the only kind of fiction that feeds the soul: science fiction and fantasy. Like rock, speculative fiction is larger than life, there's no limit on where it can take you. And neither is — even now — fully respectable.
    Electrifying stories with the drive, the emotion,

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  • Kick out the jams with hot licks and fantastic riffs on rock and roll from the only kind of fiction that feeds the soul: science fiction and fantasy. Like rock, speculative fiction is larger than life, there's no limit on where it can take you. And neither is — even now — fully respectable.
    Electrifying stories with the drive, the emotion, the soul of rock. Headliners and rising stars take the stage with their greatest hits. Find a place, grab some space...get ready to rock!

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Publishers Weekly
This collection of 24 stories, ranging from new works to decades-old Hugo nominees, unevenly evokes rock music’s legacy of pushing boundaries and railing against the establishment ethos. In Lawrence C. Connolly’s evocative “Mercenary,” sniper and musician Lorcan uncovers a dangerous truth about the mysterious, charismatic singer Bobbie Quicksilver and his guerrilla shows. The other original work, Del James’s “Mourningstar,” in which the sociopathic lead singer of a death metal band seeks revenge on his brilliant guitarist, is hampered by stilted dialogue, a dubious plot, and one-dimensional characterizations. Most of the reprints retain their poignancy and impact; Michael Swanwick’s bleak and disturbing “The Feast of Saint Janis” (1980) evokes a post-crisis destitute America where a desperate performer is remade into the image of Janis Joplin, and in Poppy Z. Brite’s deliciously creepy “Arise” (1998), a rocker bequeaths his very peculiar home—among other things—to a washed-up bandmate. Despite the sometimes inconsistent quality and nature of the stories, this diverse collection will appeal to most rock-and-roll and genre fans. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607013150
Publisher:
Prime Books LLC
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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