Budayeen Nights: Stories

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Long identified as a science fiction writer, except in his own eyes, George Alec Effinger had some of his biggest critical and commercial success with a series even he recognized and characterized as SF. Set in the marvelously realized, imaginary Muslim city of Budayeen, the three novels, When Gravity Fails, A Fire in the Sun and The Exile Kiss garnered rave reviews, award nominations and a wide readership. In addition, Effinger came to be recognized as one of the foundational writers of cyberpunk. Although the novels are perhaps how Budayeen and their hero, Marid Audran, are best known, there are a handful of shorter pieces that add to the vividly drawn and deeply authentic picture of an imagined world and seven short stories, the first part of an uncompleted novel and a story fragment add to the mental images of this exotic and yet somehow completely familiar city and world that Effinger created. This book was originally published by Golden Gryphon Press and comes with a Forword and story notes by Effinger`s widow, Barbara Hambly. The lead story in this collection, "Schrodinger`s Kitten," won the Hugo, Nebula and Seiun Awards.

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[size = 14] EFFINGER, George Alec [/ size] (1947-2002). American novelist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and New York University; since 1971 - professional writer. The first publication is " Thirty-eight to nine " (1971). One of the "alumni" of the Clarion seminar, Effinger quickly established himself at the forefront of the avant-garde US SF; the writer successfully combines "soft" (humanitarian) and absurdist SF, close at the same time with the "cyberpunk" movement. Effinger`s stories are included in collections - " Mixed Feelings " [ [color = darkblue] Mixed Feelings [/ color] ] (1974), " Irrational numbers "[ [color = darkblue] Irrational Numbers [/ color] ] (1976)," Dirty Tricks "[ [color = darkblue] Dirty Tricks [/ color] ] (1978), " Idle Pleasures " [ [color = darkblue] Idle Pleasures [/ color] ] (1983), " Old Hochma "[ [color = darkblue] The Old Funny Staff [/ color] ] (1989); the fourth collection is entirely devoted ...

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[size = 14] EFFINGER, George Alec [/ size] (1947-2002). American novelist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and New York University; since 1971 - professional writer. The first publication is " Thirty-eight to nine " (1971). One of the "alumni" of the Clarion seminar, Effinger quickly established himself at the forefront of the avant-garde US SF; the writer successfully combines "soft" (humanitarian) and absurdist SF, close at the same time with the "cyberpunk" movement. Effinger`s stories are included in collections - " Mixed Feelings " [ [color = darkblue] Mixed Feelings [/ color] ] (1974), " Irrational numbers "[ [color = darkblue] Irrational Numbers [/ color] ] (1976)," Dirty Tricks "[ [color = darkblue] Dirty Tricks [/ color] ] (1978), " Idle Pleasures " [ [color = darkblue] Idle Pleasures [/ color] ] (1983), " Old Hochma "[ [color = darkblue] The Old Funny Staff [/ color] ] (1989); the fourth collection is entirely devoted to sports and leisure; the short story " Schrödinger`s Kittens " (1988; "Hugo" -89; "Nebula" -88) stands out. Among Effinger`s novels stand out: " What entropy means to me " [ [color = darkblue] What Entropy Means to Me [/ color] ] (1972) - a bizarre mixture of "cosmic opera ", a philosophical parable about the meaning of life and religious and cosmological reasoning; " Relatives " [ [color = darkblue] Relatives [/ color] ] (1973), whose hero is "split" in three parallel worlds; as well as a humorous dilogy about time travel - " Time Slit " [ [color = darkblue] The Nick of Time [/ color] ] (1985), " Bird of Time "[ [color = darkblue] The Bird of Time [/ color] ] (1986); as well as the "cyberpunk" trilogy about the near future ( Marîd Audran series ) - " When gravity disappears " [ [color = darkblue] When Gravity Fails [/ color] ] (1986; rus. 1996 - " When there is an abyss underfoot "), " Fire in the sun " [ [color = darkblue] A Fire in the Sun [/ color] ] (1989; rus. 1996), " Kiss of the Exile " [ [color = darkblue] The Exiles Kiss [/ color] ] (1991; Russian 1997). In collaboration with D. Chalker (Jack L. Chalker) and M. Reznik (Mike Resnick) wrote a novel-burime - " War of bureaucratic slingshots: revolving science fiction novel " [ [color = darkblue] The Red Tape War: A Round-Robin Science Fictional Novel [/ color] ] (1991). Other works: with G. Dozois (Gardner Dozois) - " Nightmare in blue " [ [color = darkblue] Nightmare Blue [/ color] ] (1975). " Those Gentle Voices: A Promethean Romance of the Spaceways [/ color] ] (1976) ... " Death in Florence " [ [color = darkblue] Death in Florence [/ color] ] (1978; others - " Utopia 3 " [ [color = darkblue] Utopia 3 [/ color] ]). " Heroics " [ [color = darkblue] Heroics [/ color] ] (1979). " Wolves of Memory " [ [color = darkblue] The Wolves of Memory [/ color] ] (1981). (From the "Encyclopedia of Fantasy" V. Gakov) George Alec Effinger - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Alec_Effinger