Wild Galaxy: Selected Science Fiction Stories

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Representing the best of a 50-year writing career, these 19 short stories have been collected from the wide-ranging oeuvre of William F. Nolan. Zany tales are included, such as "Toe to Tip, Tip to Toe, Pip-Pop as You Go," in which everyone is kept in perpetual drugged states and the social deviates are those who are straight. More serious stories are also told such as "The Small World of Lewis Stillman," in which the last surviving resident of Los Angeles must conceal himself in storm sewers in order to avoid a ...

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Overview

Representing the best of a 50-year writing career, these 19 short stories have been collected from the wide-ranging oeuvre of William F. Nolan. Zany tales are included, such as "Toe to Tip, Tip to Toe, Pip-Pop as You Go," in which everyone is kept in perpetual drugged states and the social deviates are those who are straight. More serious stories are also told such as "The Small World of Lewis Stillman," in which the last surviving resident of Los Angeles must conceal himself in storm sewers in order to avoid a new wave of smaller city dwellers who, although primitive, are dangerous in their numbers. Interspersed are narratives that address the emotional attachments of robots to humans, mix science fiction with the classic Wild West, and allow alien rock stars and human groupies to intermingle.

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"An expert in the art and science of scaring the hell out of people." —Stephen King

"A master of the short form." —Dean Koontz

"A hell of a writer! I have real admiration for his stories." —Peter Straub

"He's incredibly talented. Each of his stories is like a psychiatric session from which the reader comes away knowing more about the human condition, due to Nolan's fascination with the topography of emotional torment and his infallible rendering of the troubled psyche." —Richard Christian Matheson

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William F. Nolan's Wild Galaxy: Selected Science Fiction Stories offers 19 tales, both "serious and far out," ranging from the 1950s to the present. Nolan is the author of Logan's Run, the basis for the 1976 hit movie, now being remade by Warner Bros. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930846319
  • Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Nolan is best known as the creator and coauthor of Logan's Run, a bestselling science fiction classic that was made into a hit film, a television series, and a sequence of comic books. He is the author of 13 novels and scores of short stories, and is the editor of more than two dozen books in the fields of science fiction, horror, western, and suspense. He is a two-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was voted the Living Legend for 2002 by the International Horror Guild. He lives in West Hills, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : "on the run with Logan"
Freak 3
How do I know you're real? 10
Starblood 14
The joy of living 24
The grackel question 37
The small world of Lewis Stillman 46
Jenny among the Zeebs 58
Happily ever after 72
Toe to tip, tip to toe, pip-pop as you go 77
Stuntman 85
Kelly, Fredric Michael 89
Papa's planet 95
And miles to go before I sleep 99
Violation 105
The fasterfaster affair 110
To serve the ship 121
The day the Gorf took over 126
The mating of Thirdburt 137
Lone star traveler 153
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