Five Star Science Fiction/Fantasy - Uncanny Tales

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His career has spanned more than 40 years, and run the gamut from mind-bending science fiction to celebrated fantastic parody, and everything in between. Seventeen stories covering Sheckley's output from his beginnings to his most recent work forms this brand-new collection. Uncanny Tales is the best short work from a speculative fiction master, with stories that explore every aspect of our universe.

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"From a darkly humorous tale of the power of words (Death and the Librarian) to a never-before-published response to events of September 11 (Ilion), Friesner's 12 stories illustrate the author's acutely sensitive vision of wonder in the everyday world... Known primarily for his 'Star Wars' novels... Zahn's short stories also deliver strong plots and memorable characters... Zebrowski's many novels (e.g. Macrolife) mark him as a visionary as well as a master of hard sf. The ten short stories collected in In the Distance provide a benchmark of his creativity... the author expands his concept of the human condition to embrace the stars. Part of Five Star's continuing commitment to showcasing the short fiction of the genre's most prominent author's, these three volumes belong in most libraries where short sf is popular."
-- Library Journal (December 2002) (Library Journal 20021201)

"...Part of Five Star's continuing commitment to showcasing the short fiction of the genre's most prominent authors, these three volumes (Death and the Librarian and Other Stories/ Star Song and Other Stories/ In the Distance, and Ahead in Time) belong in most libraries where short sf is popular."
-- Library Journal (December 2002) (Library Journal 20021201)

"Four more titles in Five Star's new series (God Is an Iron and Other Stories/ Generation Gap and Other Stories/ The Lady Vanishes and Other Oddities of Nature/ Suppose They Gave a Peace and Other Stories) of short fiction by noteworthy sf authors offer a variety of tales that illustrate the depth and staying power of the genre...Most of the stories in these volumes have only appeared in periodicals. Libraries wishing to augment their sf or short fiction collections should consider any of them."
-- Library Journal (June 2002) (Library Journal 20020615)

"...This new collection brings together sixteen potent, punchy stories that combine a willingness to see into vast cosmic depths with the kind of sidelong characterizations that make Sheckley's characters seem like a crowd of carnies from another age... makes the reader glad to be along for the ride."
-- wigglefish.com (August 2003) (Online )

"These stories may be new, but they read like vintage Sheckley, full of warmth, humor, and the understanding that, despite the occasionally brutal complications of the world, there is still fun to be had and connections to be made. An evening in the company of these stories is time well spent."
-- Locus (August 2003) (Locus )

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