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This Is My Funniest 2: Leading Science Fiction Writers Present Their Funniest Stories Everby Mike Resnick
Synopses & Reviews
This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction—each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written—presents wildly hilarious accounts accompanied by a preface that offers valuable insight into the authors and their selections. Contributors include David Drake, Gregory Benford, Janis Ian, Gene Wolf, Brian Hopkins, Kevin Anderson, and many more, with stories such as, Tapestries,” Rattler,” The Robot Who Came to Dinner,” and The Acid Test.”
"Many-time Hugo-winner Resnick provides further demonstration that science fiction, fantasy and horror clichs can be turned into rich comedy with just a teensy, absurd twist. Terry Bisson's 'He Loved Lucy' depicts the tragic romance between a man and an underwear-obsessed computerized voice-recognition system. Gene Wolfe and Brian Hopkins's 'Rattler' presents a pickup truck possessed by a canine ghost. Ron Goulart's 'The Robot Who Came to Dinner' is a hard-boiled detective story, but the detective is a human character's ex-husband downloaded into a robot body. Astrophysicist Gregory Benford explains 'How to Write a Scientific Paper' in wickedly sharp detail. Folksinger Janis Ian offers 'Conversations with a Breeder' in 'revenge' for Resnick dragging her into writing science fiction. The real prize may be the Lovecraftian sendup 'A Study in Scarlet Herrings' by M.M. Moamrath (the pseudonym of Joe Pumilia and Bill Wallace). The overall humor quality ranges from mildly amusing to fall-out-of-your-chair, making it a pleasant companion for light reading." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Mike Resnick is a four-time Hugo Award winner and the author of 9 nonfiction books, 12 collections, 175 short stories, 2 screenplays, and 45 science fiction novels, including Dragon America, A Gathering of Widowmakers, and Starship: Mutiny. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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