Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles

Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles

Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles

Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles


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Sorcerers, superheroes, and zombies.

Out of work, out of luck, out of practice.

Gods, clods, or four simple lads.

Here are the Beatles as you've never known them before: singing for their supper, singing for their souls, and singing to save the world.

Join 25 remarkable authors as they take you Across the Universe.

Featuring the stories of: Spider Robinson, Gregory Benford, David Gerrold, Allen M. Steele, Pat Cadigan, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jody Lynn Nye, Gregory Frost, Cat Rambo, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Gail Z. Martin, Bev Vincent, Brenda W. Clough, Alan Goldsher, Gordon Linzner, Beth W. Patterson, Christian H. Smith, Sally Wiener Grotta, Kenneth Schneyer, Charles Barouch, Carol Gyzander, Patrick Barb, R. Jean Mathieu, Eric Avedissian, and Matthew F. Amati.

"This collection is a Magical Mystery Tour through alternate universes where the familiar narrative of the Beatles is turned on its head. Or ear. Or ass. It's fun, irreverent, sexy, and twisted—just like the Fab Four themselves." —Vicki Peterson, The Bangles

"I must have read a thousand Beatles books. But not one of them mentioned that the Beatles were attacked by aliens at the Hollywood Bowl. Or talked about their encounter with the Mersey Monster. Or discussed how they became zombies. I had to learn all of this from the thoroughly entertaining anthology Across the Universe. Each of its 25 stories of speculative fiction re-imagine The Beatles in alternative universes, allowing us to laugh at and with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Highly recommended!" —Scott Freiman, creator of Deconstructing the Beatles

"Across the Universe is way too much fun! It's the Beatles in the Twilight Zone of infinite possibilities! Highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Rage

"Across the Universe is a fantastic, freewheeling, and imaginative romp of a collection. The authors transported me not only across the universe, but to what might have been in many and various alternate universes, all populated by the Beatles and their peculiar possible transmutations. Totally engrossing." —Paul Marshall, I See Hawks In L.A., Strawberry Alarm Clock

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515423966
Publisher: Fantastic Books
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Nancy Holder

Rubber Soul by Spider Robinson

A New Beginning by Jody Lynn Nye

The Perfect Bridge by Charles Barouch

The Hey! Team by Gordon Linzner

Paul is Dead by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Come Together by Allen M. Steele

The Truth Within by Sally Wiener Grotta

Foursomes by Kenneth Schneyer

The Fabtastic Four by David Gerrold

All You Need by Cat Rambo

Used To Be by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Game Seven by Bev Vincent

When I’m #64 by Patrick Barb

Deal with the Devil by Carol Gyzander

Meet the Beatles by Pat Cadigan

The Walrus Returns by Gail Z. Martin

My Sweet Lord of Light by Brenda W. Clough

Liverpool Band Battle 1982 by Eric Avedissian

Undead in the Material World by Alan Goldsher

The Heretic by R. Jean Mathieu

Cayenne by Beth W. Patterson

Through a Glass Onion by Christian H. Smith

A Hard Day’s Night at the Opera by Gregory Frost

Apocalypse Rock by Matthew F. Amati

Doing Lennon by Gregory Benford

Afterword by Ian Randal Strock

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