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Afterimage / Aftershock

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn and Kevin J. Anderson

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ISBN 10: 0965834573 / ISBN 13: 9780965834575
Published by Decatur, GA: Meisha Merlin Publishing, 1998
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Afterimage / Aftershock

Publisher: Decatur, GA: Meisha Merlin Publishing

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Thus

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Synopsis:

Afterimage Aftershock the trade omnibus reprinting of Afterimage and the never before published sequel Aftershock. Afterimage He was known as the Joan of Arc killer-a sadistic rapist who burned his victims before he murdered them. Rebecca Tamerlane had been staring into this monster's face as he hovered over her broken body, the smell of gasoline in the air. Suddenly her body felt completely whole and surprisingly strong... only it wasn't her body. Aftershock The darklings, or shapeshifters, have always lived in peace with the land. As a series of earthquakes rock California, the land is injured. Unable to use their magic to help themselves, the darklings begin to change, and die, with each new quake... Unless they can find out what is wrong with their magic they will undergo changes. Changes like what happened to Rebecca Tamerlane, except they will never end... until death.

About the Author:

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning fiction writer. Her most recent novel for Bantam Books, Alien Influences, was a finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. She has published three previous books of the Fey, as well as twenty other novels. Her novel, Star Wars: The New Rebellion, and several of her Star Trek novels have made the USA Today bestseller list. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Stoker awards. Her novella, The Gallery of His Dreams, won the Locus Award for best short fiction. Her body of fiction work won her the John W. Campbell Award, given in 1991 in Europe. The Fey: Sacrifice was chosen by Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the Best Fantasy Novels of 1995.

Until last year, she edited the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, a prestigious fiction magazine founded in 1949. In 1994, She won the Hugo award for her editing work. She started Pulphouse Publishing with her husband, Dean Wesley Smith, and they won a World Fantasy Award for their work on that press. Rusch and Smith edited The SFWA Handbook: A Professional Writers Guide to Writing Professionally, which won the Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction, They have also written several novels under the pen name Sandy Schofield.

Kevin J. Anderson was born March 27, 1962, and raised in small town Oregon, Wisconsin, south of Madison—an environment that was a cross between a Ray Bradbury short story and a Norman Rockwell painting. He first knew he wanted to create fiction when he was five years old, before he even knew how to write: he had seen the film of War of the Worlds on TV and was so moved that he took a notepad the next day and drew pictures of scenes from the film, spread them out on the floor, and told the story out loud (perhaps this is what led him into writing comics nearly three decades later!)

At eight years old, Kevin wrote his first "novel" (three pages long on pink scrap paper) on the typewriter in his father's den—The Injection, a story about a mad scientist who invents a formula that can bring anything to life...and when his colleagues scoff, he proceeds to bring a bunch of wax museum monsters and dinosaur skeletons to life so they can go on the rampage.

At the age of ten, he had saved up enough money from mowing lawns and doing odd jobs that he could either buy his own bicycle or his own typewriter. Kevin chose the typewriter . . . and has been writing ever since.

He submitted his first short story to a magazine when he was a freshman in high school, and managed to collect 80 rejection slips for various manuscripts before he actually had a story accepted two years later (for a magazine that paid only in copies). When he was a senior, he sold his first story for actual money (a whopping $12.50), but he never slowed down. He sold his first novel, RESURRECTION, INC., by the time he turned 25.

Kevin worked in California for twelve years as a technical writer and editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the nation's largest research facilities. At the Livermore Lab, he met his wife Rebecca Moesta and also his frequent coauthor, Doug Beason. After he had published ten of his own science fiction novels to wide critical acclaim, he came to the attention of Lucasfilm, and was offered the chance at writing Star Wars novels.

Along the way he also collected over 700 rejection slips, and a trophy as "The Writer with No Future" because he could produce more rejection slips by weight than any other writer at an entire conference. When asked for advice about how to be a successful writer, he answers quickly: PERSISTENCE!

He is an avid hiker and camper, doing much of his writing with a hand-held tape recorder while on long walks in Death Valley, the redwoods, or the Sierra Nevada mountains. He is also a great fan of fine microbrews.

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