The Last Science Fiction Writer

The Last Science Fiction Writer While The Last Science Fiction Writer consists of stories I wrote during a relatively short period of time in some ways it also represents a cross section of my career thus far Moreau and High Rolle
  • Title: The Last Science Fiction Writer
  • Author: Allen M. Steele
  • ISBN: 9781596061521
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While The Last Science Fiction Writer consists of stories I wrote during a relatively short period of time, in some ways it also represents a cross section of my career thus far Moreau2 and High Roller are later entries in the Near Space series not included in Sex and Violence in Zero G The War of Dogs and Boids is a stand alone episode of the Coyote cycle Take Me BackWhile The Last Science Fiction Writer consists of stories I wrote during a relatively short period of time, in some ways it also represents a cross section of my career thus far Moreau2 and High Roller are later entries in the Near Space series not included in Sex and Violence in Zero G The War of Dogs and Boids is a stand alone episode of the Coyote cycle Take Me Back To Old Tennessee and Hail to the Chief are related to one another An Incident of the Luncheon of the Boating Party shares the same background as an earlier story, Where Angels Fear to Tread along with its novel length expansion, Chronospace World Without End, Amen is the latest in a loosely linked series that includes Agape Among The Robots and Jake and the Enemy both in my previous collection, American Beauty while continuing the same thematic concerns of my novel The Jericho Iteration.Other stories stand on their own Escape From Earth was originally intended to be a young adult novel until Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois invited me to contribute a novella to an anthology of YA science fiction The Teb Hunter is straight out satire, a comment on hunters and hunting The Last Science Fiction Writer is much the same, although this time the target is science fiction itself, in particular some of its beloved and well worn tropes.Contents 9 Introduction A Space Cadet Turns Fifty essay by Allen Steele13 Escape from Earth 2006 novella by Allen Steele103 The War of Dogs and Boids shortstory by Allen Steele125 An Incident at the Luncheon of the Boating Party 2005 shortstory by Allen Steele135 The Teb Hunter 2003 shortstory by Allen Steele145 Moreau 2 Near Space novella by Allen Steele variant of Moreau 2004 203 High Roller Near Space 2004 novelette by Allen Steele227 World Without End, Amen 2006 novelette by Allen Steele257 Take Me Back to Old Tennessee 2006 shortstory by Allen Steele279 Hail to the Chief 2005 shortstory by Allen Steele293 The Last Science Fiction Writer 2006 shortstory by Allen Steele
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    1. Before becoming a science fiction writer, Allen Steele was a journalist for newspapers and magazines in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Missouri, and his home state of Tennessee But science fiction was his first love, so he eventually ditched journalism and began producing that which had made him decide to become a writer in the first place.Since then, Steele has published eighteen novels and nearly one hundred short stories His work has received numerous accolades, including three Hugo Awards, and has been translated worldwide, mainly into languages he can t read He serves on the board of advisors for the Space Frontier Foundation and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America He also belongs to Sigma, a group of science fiction writers who frequently serve as unpaid consultants on matters regarding technology and security.Allen Steele is a lifelong space buff, and this interest has not only influenced his writing, it has taken him to some interesting places He has witnessed numerous space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center and has flown NASA s shuttle cockpit simulator at the Johnson Space Center In 2001, he testified before the US House of Representatives in hearings regarding the future of space exploration He would like very much to go into orbit, and hopes that one day he ll be able to afford to do so.Steele lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Linda, and a continual procession of adopted dogs He collects vintage science fiction books and magazines, spacecraft model kits, and dreams.

    2. I m not a short story guy but I truly enjoyed these The stories were witty and charming Someone needs to take a red pen to this thing, though There were proofreading errors on nearly every page C mon, if you get a book to the point of publishing hardcover with a fancy, colorful jacket, you can find SOME of the repeated, omitted and misspelled words.

    3. Good colection of stories ranging across many sci fi themes Some were good, others are forgettable It seems like the beginning of the second half of the book was the strongest Should have been a 4 star performance if not for all the editorial mistakes that began to just be flat annoying Summary of each story is below Escape From EarthUnfortunately for this story and what i fear for the rest of the stories is a severe lack of editing Double punctuation, missing added words, misspellingsnd of took [...]

    4. I grabbed this book, at the library, as I hadn t seen anything new from Allen Steele in a while I m not big on short stories, in general It s not that I dislike them, I just prefer novels I enjoyed this book, all the stories were interesting, and entertaining I like, and have read all of Steele s novels, so I figured it would be worthwhile I was somewhat disappointed, however, as the editing in this book was awful Tons of misspellings, wrong tenses, and words that made no sense in context And, t [...]

    5. Enjoyable stories, but the experience was considerably marred by horrible editing The publisher should give part of their proceeds to the author in return for a truly horrible editing job probably the worst I ve seen in a book ever It was full of typos, grammatical errors and sentences that just plain made no sense As an author, I would find this distressing since the publisher is being paid to provide editorial services These errors might have been fixed in subsequent editions I loaned a first [...]

    6. Despite some serious typographical problems throughout, this is another good collection from Steele The lead story is the excellent Escape From Earth, a novella originally published in a young adult book club anthology There are also a couple of stories set in his Near Space series, and a Coyote story, along with several other equally good ones This edition features a colorful Bob Eggleton cover with a skeleton riding a flaming motorcycle, a giant robot, and a young lady riding a dragon with a m [...]

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