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Tyrannosaur Faire

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Product Description
Bold ideas combined with down-to-earth characters mark this collection from one of the unsung innovators of the sf short story. Set in both the near and far reaches of time and space, Steve Carper's stories defy conventional classification. Read them as part science fiction, part fantasy, part mainstream and slipstream. They gambol easily among the classic themes of the field from dinosaurs to space travel to wish-giving witches, transforming each into something new, unexpected, and delightful in a style so vivid that it has been called "worddrunk". Imbibe deeply. This volume collects all of Carper s major works for the first time, and adds a story available nowhere else.

About the Author
Science fiction and writing became inextricably intertwined in Steve Carper's life in 1969 when he attended the St. Louis Worldcon and then saw his article on the con published by the Rochester Times-Union newspaper. His first published work of fiction was written at the 1972 Clarion West writers workshop. That love of genre and concern for the changing realities of the publishing world has been expressed in ten years worth of Writers' Bloc columns for the SFWA Bulletin and as the editor of the 2010 SFWA Handbook: The Business Side of Writing, By Writers, For Writers.

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"Steve Carper's speculative fiction is sly and scary and sexy and sometimes sad. His knack for wordplay reminds me of early Zelazny and Delany stories, with a 21st century edge. You should read these stories"
-- Nebula Winner John Kessel

"Steve Carper offers original and entertaining takes on, among other things, avian flu, fun, the Vietnam Memorial, and love over time - lots of time. You will learn why you should pit a dybbuk and how glad you should be to not belong to a far-future therapy group. Fascinating stories from a fascinating mind."
-- Hugo and Nebula Winner Nancy Kress

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