50 in 50

Fifty stories for fifty years!

Harry Harrison

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Fifty stories for fifty years!

A collection-and celebration-of the work of Harry Harrison

From his first sale in 1950 on, Harry Harrison has been one of the science fiction world's creative dynamos, working in every subgenre of the field, always bursting with provocative ideas. Parodic one moment, serious the next, Harrison has been called by Brian Aldiss "one of the few authors capable of carrying the old vigor of earlier days forward into a new epoch."

On the occasion of his fiftieth anniversary as a professional writer, Harrison has gathered together fifty of his best stories-one for each year-along with substantial notes and introductory material. 50 in 50 is at once a memoir, a compendium of an engaging body of work, and a look at the history of science fiction in the second half of the 20th century.

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50 in 50
ALIEN SHORESI am one of those doubters who believe that UFOs and alien contacts are just mere figments of imagination, part of mankind's demented search for help from supernatural powers. Big daddy in the sky defying all logic--as in Close Encounters of the Third Kind--drops down to save mankind. Not only don't I believe in salvation by aliens, but I also doubt quite strongly that there is anyone out there to send us SETI signals. It would sure be nice to chat with neighbors from the stars; I doubt if we ever will.That doesn't mean, though, that I can't write about aliens.

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“Definitive...Harrison has written well, even magnificently.” —Booklist

“Long overdue...Alternately thrilling and pensive, scary and hilarious, angry and accepting, Harrison’s fictions constitute one of the main monuments in modern SF.” —Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com

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Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison is the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.

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50 in 50
Fifty stories for fifty years!
Harry Harrison

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Tor Books
November 2002
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ISBN: 9781466823136
ISBN10: 1466823135
624 pages
$7.99
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