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  • Heroicsby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In HEROICS, Irene--like everyone in the future--struggles with boredom. Food, clothing, and all the necessities of human life have been taken care of. But, what does that leave of life itself? At eighty-two, Irene sets out on a pilgrimage across America hoping to find the answer. Along the way, she becomes transformed, both physically and by her interactions... more...

  • A Fire in the Sunby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In a world filled with so many puppets, strings tend to get tangled. In this follow-up to the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel When Gravity Fails , the Budayeen is still a very dangerous place, a high-tech Arabian ghetto where power and murder go hand in hand. Marid Audran used to be a low-level street hustler, relying on his wits and independence.... more...

  • Feliciaby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Someone?s about to rip off a sleepy little Louisiana town! Chuck?s gang of truckers are geared for looting. When Tom masterminds a false hurricane alert?When sheriff Boshardt orders an evacuation of the town?When Chuck moves in to strip the town clean?Their cool caper escalates into a devastating triple-cross that rips the rooftops off everything... more...

  • The Exile Kissby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy 2014; US$ 9.99

    Set in a divided near future,  The Exile Kiss  is author George Alec Effinger?s third book about the high-tech Arab ghetto called the Budayeen. It is a world filled with mind- or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and new personalities; and bodies shaped to perfection by surgery.... more...

  • Dirty Tricksby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In these eleven short stories by speculative fiction master George Alec Effinger, New York's populace must deal with the realities of a bi-polar existence; patients' brains are cut to tiny pieces in a clinical search for the medical definition of bliss; a little child's natural fear of the dark is exploded into new mind-bending phobias and a cartoon... more...

  • Death in Florenceby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy 2014; US$ 9.99

    In a wild and crazy novel composed equally of black humor and deep, humane insight, George Alec Effinger strips away the veneer of civilization, revealing the deep truths by which we all live. Without the culture we have accumulated, existence is sometimes a nightmare, sometimes absurd, sometimes courageous and wonderful. Utopia 3 is a movement spreading... more...

  • A Thousand Deathsby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy 2014; US$ 9.99

    When we first meet Courane, he must face down TECT, the self-aware computer that has come to control Earth and its colonial planets. Exiled to Planet D, Courane races to cure the debilitating disease that attacks each of the planet?s residents, even as his own memory begins to fade. Unfortunately, his only source of information about the illness is... more...

  • Those Gentle Voicesby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?Because it?s there??that was why Earth men climbed Mt. Everest and why, in 2017, they set out for the distant star Wolf 359. In 1988 they had learned that intelligent inhabitants from a planet orbiting Wolf 359 had been signaling Earth. That fact was reason enough to dispatch a manned probe to explore and investigate. But perhaps there was another... more...

  • Relativesby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ernest Weinraub, Ernst Weinraub, Ernst Weintraub?three slightly different versions of the same name, the same man. Each incarnation of Weintraub/Weinraub inhabits a slightly different version of our world: Ernest Weinraub lives in a maddeningly overcrowded New York, a hellish near-future world where sanity and life are imperiled by a nightmare of... more...

  • Live! From Planet Earthby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical Science Fiction. Before his death in 2002, he gained the highest esteem amongst his peers for his pitch-perfect stylistic mimicry and his great insight into the human condition. Despite a life filled with chronic illness and pain, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning multiple... more...