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Old 02-02-2020, 11:16 PM   #61
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If you can find Fred Pohl's "Day Million", it's definitely worth a look. Style, and ideas. And, so far as gender/sex goes, bang up to date.
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If you can find Fred Pohl's "Day Million", it's definitely worth a look. Style, and ideas. And, so far as gender/sex goes, bang up to date.
I've always liked Pohl's voice.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:22 AM   #63
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It definitely was available at some point, from SF Gateway, since that's where I got mine. It had quite a lot of scannos I seem to remember, so maybe it got pulled for quality control. [...]
I was thinking the same thing, but found this Clifford Simak SF Gateway Omnibus that has Time is the Simplest Thing, Way Station and A Choice of Gods.

I can't speak for the quality of that edition, but at least it is still available (at least in some regions).

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Ditto.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:47 AM   #64
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A little esoteric, but

John Brunner: Traveller in Black (1971)

Cult collection of short stories, with a strong following. Comprises 4 longish short stories about the Traveller in Black, in a land of Elementals and magic, slowly bringing order out of chaos.

1: The Imprint of Chaos
2: Break the Door of Hell
3: The Wager Lost by Winning
4: Dread Empire
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:59 AM   #65
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A little esoteric, but

John Brunner: Traveller in Black (1971)

Cult collection of short stories, with a strong following. Comprises 4 longish short stories about the Traveller in Black, in a land of Elementals and magic, slowly bringing order out of chaos.

1: The Imprint of Chaos
2: Break the Door of Hell
3: The Wager Lost by Winning
4: Dread Empire
that is, indeed excellent. But people might prefer The Compleat Traveller in Black (1979?) which includes one extra story.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:15 AM   #66
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that is, indeed excellent. But people might prefer The Compleat Traveller in Black (1979?) which includes one extra story.
That's the one I picked up as an ebook. It's very good.

That brings to mind The Complete Compleat Enchanter by De Camp and Pratt. I believe that it contains all the Enchanter stories written by de Camp and Pratt. An old master that can be hard to find is Fletcher Pratt. In addition to his Enchanter stories with de Camp, I've got Well of the Unicorn and The Blue Star. The Blue Star is in PD. Pratt also wrote several books on Military History.
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Harry Harrison has not been mentioned. His first books Deathworld was published in 1960.
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Harry Harrison has not been mentioned. His first books Deathworld was published in 1960.
I like both the Deathworld series and the Stainless Steel Rat series.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:47 PM   #69
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That's the one I picked up as an ebook. It's very good.

That brings to mind The Complete Compleat Enchanter by De Camp and Pratt. I believe that it contains all the Enchanter stories written by de Camp and Pratt. An old master that can be hard to find is Fletcher Pratt. In addition to his Enchanter stories with de Camp, I've got Well of the Unicorn and The Blue Star. The Blue Star is in PD. Pratt also wrote several books on Military History.
I loved the compleat enchanter as a teen. It's high on my list of books I'd really like to see an ebook version of.
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So, what new Masters of science fiction do you like?
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:42 PM   #71
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I loved the compleat enchanter as a teen. It's high on my list of books I'd really like to see an ebook version of.
Huh,

It was available as an ebook from Baen but after checking their site it looks as if most of their deCamp's have been removed from their ebook offerings.
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That is common at Baen's. They seem to have a term for which they sell the ebooks, and when the term expires, they stop selling them (if they don't feel the sales are worth the cost of renewing the contract.)
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I loved the compleat enchanter as a teen. It's high on my list of books I'd really like to see an ebook version of.
It's not available anymore? That's a bummer. The Complet Enchanter (which is missing one story, thus the Complete Compleat Enchanter) was the first eBook I bought from peanut press on my palm pilot (ah, to have young eyes again!). Peanut Press went belly up and I lost access to the book, thus my determination to remove DRM from any ebook I buy. I bought the ebook from Baen, back when they had the rights to at least some of de Camp's books. They also came out with a few books and short stories in the Enchanter universe around the same time.

I'm sure it's a case of the contract expiring. He actually didn't die until 2000 at the age of 92, so I think that contract was from before his death. No idea who the copyright holder is now, I don't think he had any kids (his wife died several months before he did, which happens a lot with long married couples). It could very well be one of those orphaned works.
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Let's not forget Lester del Rey -- one of my favorite sf short stories of all time is Nerves. I've read it at least 10 times with probably 5 years between each reading.
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Lester del Rey's _The Day of the Giants_ is a favourite from my youth
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