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Ten Sigmas and Other Unlikelihoods

Ten Sigmas and Other Unlikelihoods

by Paul Melko
     
 
Paul Melko's first story collection pulls together the best of his science fiction, including the title story, "Ten Sigmas" and "Singletons in Love," both of which were reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois. Also in the collection is "Walls of the Universe," a short list finalist for the Nebula, Hugo and Sturgeon Awards in 2007.

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Paul Melko's first story collection pulls together the best of his science fiction, including the title story, "Ten Sigmas" and "Singletons in Love," both of which were reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois. Also in the collection is "Walls of the Universe," a short list finalist for the Nebula, Hugo and Sturgeon Awards in 2007. Several stories are set in the universe of his first novel, Singularity's Ring, from TOR Books in February 2008.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly

This far-ranging debut collection, featuring 12 reprints, highlights Melko's adaptability as he shifts from multiple universes to caped crusaders and from captured aliens to pet cats. Highlights include "Doctor Mighty and the Case of Ennui," where a superhero suffers a humorously human bout of depression, and the title story, which wields the concept of parallel universes like a sharpened knife dissecting the choices we make and their consequences. The deft and refreshing "The Summer of the Seven" and "Singletons in Love" tie into "Strength Alone," the opener for Melko's forthcoming novel, Singularity's Ring(Reviews, Dec. 10, 2007). The changes in tone and style from one piece to the next make the collection a little uneven, but almost any reader will find a story that particularly appeals. As Melko grows further into his talent, he'll be one to watch. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978907860
Publisher:
Fairwood Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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