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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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bird of Timeby George Alec Effinger

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Far into the future, Hartstein's graduation present from his grandparents was a wonderful trip?into the past. He had a long future in the doughnut industry to look forward to but this trip was the icing on the cake. It had been a long time since that first experiment in time travel was successfully pulled off, although not without its flaws. Now,... 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...