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Genre: Fiction

First publiched in (Canadian SF magazine) in April 1990. Published in 2005 as part of  short stories collection.

Genre: Fiction

Need a Job, Go to Mars… or the nearest space station or colony world. But what kind of career opportunities will you find on the ever-expanding frontiers of space? And how many alien beings will be vying for the same positions? To discover some of the possibilities, check out , and such entertaining and original tales as:

“Attached Please Find My Novel”—Sometimes you found tomorrow’s best-sellers in the most unexpected places…

“The Siren Stone”—Their mission was to blow up an asteroid before it could destroy a space station and its entire population, but nothing could prepare them for what they discovered when they rendezvoused with this giant piece of rock…

“Come All Ye Faithful”—Finding a real congregation on Mars wasn’t going to be easy—in fact he had to admit it would be a miracle if it ever happened…

Genre: Fiction

“Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream” was first published in Vol. 21, #2, No. 254, February 1997

Genre: Fiction

“The Young Person’s Guide to the Organism” was first published in Vol. #1, No. 569, April 1992

Genre: Fiction

“The Reckoning of Gifts” was first published in November 1992

Genre: Fiction

“Shadow Album” was first published in Vol. #3, No. 560, July 1991.

Genre: Fiction

“Lesser Figures of the Greater Trumps” was first published in Vol. XI, No. 4, Winter 1992.

Genre: Fiction

“Hardware Scenario G-49” was first published in Vol. #8, No. 565, December 1991

Genre: Fiction

First published in Vol. 80, #2, No. 477, February 1991. Part of  short stories collection (2005).

Genre: Fiction

First published in   Vol. 69, #3, No. 592, Winter 1995. Published in 2005 as part of  short stories collection.

Genre: Fiction

Award-winning author James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of wonder, imagination, humanity, and the unknown and tales that remind us of the importance of possibility.

Some of the stories in this collection have won the Aurora Award and the grand prize in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, while others are completely new and undiscovered.

Genre: Fiction

First published in  Vol. 69, #3, No. 592, Winter 1995. Published in 2005 as part of  short stories collection.

Genre: Fiction

First publiched in anthology (vol. VI) in 1990. Published in 2005 as part of  short stories collection.

Genre: Fiction

The protagonist of this Explorer Corps adventure is Ugly Screaming Stink-Girl. The name is supposed to bring her luck, but since she is quickly contaminated by a red fungus known as the Balrog, one has to wonder. Then she, Admiral Festina Ramos, and a slightly mad fellow named Tut are assigned to a rescue mission on the planet Muta. There, an entire expedition from the unit has been turned into gas clouds that give out electromagnetic pulses, and it looks as if this is the result of a deadly defense mechanism left behind by an alien race. It takes ingenuity and suffering to discover the mystery behind the pulses. The sheer complexity of Gardner’s characters and inventions will make the book daunting to a good many, but his ingenuity and wit will keep a good many others reading voraciously.

Genre: Fiction

Oar is the last of her kind — a resident of the so-called "planet of no return," once the Admiralty’s dumping ground for undesirables and those who had become expendable. Oar’s transparent body is indestructible. Yet the mind it houses grows weary and will soon surrender to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. But Oar cannot sleep, not yet. There are powerful forces seeking her destruction for reasons unknown. There are old allies who need her assistance and a true history that must be revealed. There is much Oar must accomplish before the "apathetic hibernation" overcomes her, though time is decidedly her enemy. Together with her friend, Admiral Festina Ramos, she must find her final destiny… and in a vast and volatile universe, destiny is never a sure thing.

Genre: Fiction

Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her father’s hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him.

Desperate to escape her past, Faye joins the Vigil, a band of fiercely independent monitors charged with rooting out government corruption. To help in this struggle, her mind is linked to the powerful datasphere that regulates the planet… and suddenly, she receives a cryptic vision promising peace and healing. Instead, Faye becomes the target of unknown assassins in a sinister conspiracy that threatens to unleash a new and more deadly outbreak.

For humans and Ooloms were not the first species to inhabit Demoth. Somewhere in the ruins of long-abandoned settlements, something was left behind: an alien technology of unimaginable potential to build — or destroy. Enemy agents will stop at nothing to find it. Some of Faye's own people will kill to uncover its secret. With no one else to trust, she turns to the one person who can help unravel the mystery: Festina Ramos — explorer, outcast, ever-vigilant champion of those whom society deems expendable.

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