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  • When Gravity Failsby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    When Gravity Fails, the first Marid novel, is set in a high-tech near-future featuring a divided USA and USSR, a world with mind-or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and modules offering the wearer new personalities (James Bond, celebrities); bodies shaped to perfection by surgery.... more...

  • What Entropy Means to Meby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Doctor, watch out! As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense. The crimson mass is lunging forward using long, tentacle-like attachments: what is that thing? Slowly the subhuman blob comes in to... more...

  • A Thousand Deathsby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 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...

  • The Nick of Timeby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Time travel: been there, done that ? or at least Frank Mihalik has. On February 17, 1996, Frank discovers the secret to time-travel, or at least he thought he had. He must embark on a voyage through time and space in order to set things right. He must survive parallel universes in which--Oh my!--Shirley Temple plays the awesome role of Dorothy in... 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...

  • Irrational Numbersby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The death of a pet fish signals an ominous threat of wordwide tragedy... Delta Company ?plays? out a war light years away... A running back for the Cleveland Browns gives his all to relive a night from his past? In IRRATIONAL NUMBERS, as with much of his work, author George Alec Effinger straddles the line between allegorical fantasy and science... more...

  • 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...