Alien Crimes

Alien Crimes From H G Wells to Rod Serling from Ray Bradbury to The X Files stories of the unexplained have long piqued our curiosity Whether its about extraterrestrials or strange science science fiction reade

  • Title: Alien Crimes
  • Author: Mike Resnick Pat Cadigan Harry Turtledove Kristine Kathryn Rusch Gregory Benford Walter Jon Williams
  • ISBN: 9781582882239
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From H.G Wells to Rod Serling, from Ray Bradbury to The X Files, stories of the unexplained have long piqued our curiosity Whether its about extraterrestrials or strange science, science fiction readers have something in common with enthusiasts of mystery and crime fictionan innate desire to know With that in mind, the Club invited Nebula and five time Hugo winner MikeFrom H.G Wells to Rod Serling, from Ray Bradbury to The X Files, stories of the unexplained have long piqued our curiosity Whether its about extraterrestrials or strange science, science fiction readers have something in common with enthusiasts of mystery and crime fictionan innate desire to know With that in mind, the Club invited Nebula and five time Hugo winner Mike Resnick to commission police procedurals with an SF twist Resnicks challenge to his co authors Give me a science fiction mystery, make it novella length, play fair with the reader, and no genuflecting to the Hammett Chandler school of writing.The result, Alien Crimes, brings together six original novellas from six award winning writers with stories equally diverse in both style and subject matter This all new SFBC Creation takes readers through wormholes to undersea alien breeding grounds to a hotel where the squishy walls may be than they seem, and destinations beyondRODUCTIONNOTHING PERSONAL by Pat CadiganA LOCKED PLANET MYSTERY by Mike ResnickHOXBOMB by Harry TurtledoveTHE END OF THE WORLD by Kristine Kathryn RuschDARK HEAVEN by Gregory BenfordWOMB OF EVERY WORLD by Walter Jon WilliamsEnd of Mike Resnick ed Alien Crimes

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    1. This latest entry in the Science Fiction Book Club's original-anthology series is a followon to Resnick's Down These Dark Spaceways (2005), a volume of hard-boiled SF detective stories. Resnick's mandate this time was similar, but avoid the hard-boiled stuff.Pat Cadigan's "The Dread" opens the book. It's a classic police-procedural that turns into something of a locked-room mystery, with a surprising and effective twist ending. Cadigan draws a convincing portrait of a policewoman on the verge of [...]

    2. I'm really impressed with this anthology; it has great storytelling and mystery aspects too. I really like three of the stories alot but not so impressed with two of them. My personal favorite story of the whole anthology is called Nothing Personal. It had unique plots twists that I never expected but thoroughly enjoyed. On a side note this book was sent to my hubby for purchasing another book for me called The Cartmandu Legacy by Carol Berg. I'm happy to say that I would recommend both books fo [...]

    3. I always bug my father for a new book when I go and visit him. Granted it takes me months to finish them and he always threatens to kill me if I don't bring them back quickly, he still picks a book out for me to take home.EDIT: I couldn't get into this book. Each story started strong but ended up being 20 pages too long.

    4. A collection of six novelllas edited by Resnick, a sort-of companion volume to DOWN THESE DARK SPACEWAYS from 2005. I didn't think it was as strong of a collection as the earlier volume, but it includes good stories by Pat Cadigan, Kristine Rusch, and Resnick himself.

    5. An interesting collection of a genre that I normally would not read. The combination of mystery and science fiction is an intriguing one to contemplate, and fun to read.

    6. It's a 5 star book just for the 150 page excerpt from Implied Spaces but the rest of the stories are pretty good too with one exception.

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