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The Best American Short Stories of the Century
by John Updike(Editor), Katrina Kenison (Co-editor)


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Hardcover - 768 pages
(April 5, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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At age 67, the perennially youthful John Updike may at last qualify as something of an elder statesman. But the Best American Short Stories annual--whose greatest hits package Updike has now assembled--is almost a generation older, having commenced publication in 1915. This staying power allows the... Read more

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
by Douglas Adams


Random House Value Pub
Hardcover - 815 pages
(February 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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It's safe to say that The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the funniest science fiction novels ever written. Adams spoofs many core science fiction tropes: space travel, aliens, interstellar war--stripping away all sense of wonder and repainting them as commonplace, even silly.

This... Read more


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The Best Spiritual Writing 1999 (Best Spiritual Writing, 1999)
by Philip Zaleski(Editor), Kathleen Norris (Introduction)


Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 352 pages
1 Ed edition (October 6, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Most contemporary readers agree that the best spiritual writing stays grounded in real-life anecdotes, simple and bold language, and a self-scrutinizing honesty that gives a narrator credibility. With only a few esoteric exceptions, every piece in this anthology edited by Philip Zaleski (senior... Read more

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Silent Night
by J. D. Robb(Editor), et al


Jove Pubns
Mass Market Paperback - 340 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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For those who like the Grinch more before his transformation by the Whos down in Whoville, and those who don't automatically think of George Bailey's encounter with the angel in It's a Wonderful Life every time they hear a bell ring during the Christmas season, New York Times bestselling author Nora... Read more

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Far Horizons : All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction
by Robert Silverberg(Introduction)


Eos (Trade)
Hardcover - 482 pages
(May 4, 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Far Horizons is the science fiction equivalent of Robert Silverberg's bestselling fantasy anthology Legends. For both books, Silverberg invited some of the most renowned authors in the field to write a new story based on their most popular series or settings. For instance, the first story in Far... Read more

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The Best American Erotica 2000
by Susie Bright(Editor)


Touchstone Books
Paperback - 299 pages
(February 2000)
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4 out of 5 stars
Book Description

For this special millennium edition, Susie Bright, our nation's trustworthy and tantalizing guide into the world of sexual fantasy and freedom, has gathered the best erotic writing of the year to produce a new, sizzling volume. In this collection we find human sexuality in all its diversity;... Read more


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Roads Not Taken : Tales of Alternate History
by Gardner Dozois(Editor), Stanley Schmidt (Editor)


Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback - 322 pages
1 Ed edition (July 1998)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Although none of the stories in this anthology take place in the future, they qualify as science fiction (or perhaps speculative fiction would be more accurate) because at the heart of each one lies the question "What if...?" Only in this case, instead of a question like "What if we... Read more

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Herotica 6 : A New Collection of Women's Erotica
by Marcy Sheiner(Editor)


Down There Pr
Paperback - 216 pages
(April 1999)
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5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews
The sixth anthology of erotic fiction edited by Sheiner continues the recent tradition of writing and evaluating pornography from a female perspectivewelcome reading to anyone who finds such an approach interesting or important. This time out, Sheiner has chosen to concentrate on partnerships, and... Read more

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Blackout
by John J. Nance


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 435 pages
(February 7, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Booklist January 1, 2000
In effect a glorified chase scene stretched from Hong Kong to Idaho, Nance's new airliner adventure rides on his stock-in-trade of plane crashes, pilot jargon, and airport protocol. No doubt Nance's popularity benefits greatly from his gig as ABC's commentator on real-world air disasters, and the... Read more

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Prize Stories 1999 : The O. Henry Awards (Prize Stories 1999)
by Larry Dark


Anchor Books
Paperback - 443 pages
(September 14, 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Some readers anxiously monitor each year's O. Henry anthology like doctors taking vital signs at a bedside, looking for clues to the current state of the American short story. Good news: the patient is alive and well--it's officially time to stop monitoring her pulse. Chosen by this year's prize... Read more

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The Year's Best Science Fiction : Sixteenth Annual Collection (Paper)
by Gardner Dozois(Editor)


St. Martin's Press
Paperback - 609 pages
16th edition (July 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Gardner Dozois once again proves himself to be among the best editors in science fiction with The Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection. Whether you like your SF hard or soft, with a twist or straight, you'll find something to love in here. Dozois picked perfect 1998 stories from... Read more

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Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel
by Dermot Bolger(Editor), et al


Harvest Books
Paperback - 257 pages
1 Harvest edition (February 21, 2000)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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In this almost-all-girl reprise of the collaborative fiction Finbar's Hotel, Dermot Bolger skillfully weaves together eight chapters, each contributed by a different Irish writer, into a light, coherent, and highly readable novel about a culture in flux. The old Finbar's had been a dark, unchanging... Read more

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Once upon a Star
by Nora Roberts(Editor), et al


Jove Pubns
Mass Market Paperback - 355 pages
(December 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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From the same authors who brought you Once upon a Castle comes Once upon a Star, a welcome addition to romance anthologies. Not only are the four tales extraordinary (linked together with the common thread of magic), each contains an element of enchantment. In Nora Roberts's "Ever After," the gift... Read more

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Wonderful Town : New York Stories from the New Yorker
by David Remnick(Editor), Susan Choi (Editor)


Random House
Hardcover - 480 pages
1 Ed edition (February 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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"Ah, what can ever be more stately and admirable to me than mast-hemm'd Manhattan?" marveled the excitable Walt Whitman in 1865. The skinny island and its four sister boroughs have continued to fascinate writers ever since, and it would be hard to find a better record of that fascination than ... Read more

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The 60 Greatest Old-Time Radio Shows of the 20th Century selected by Walter Cronkite
by Smithsonian Collecti Csrads 4411, et al


Radio Spirits, Inc.
Audio Cassette
Cst Audio edition (October 1, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
It is with great pride that Radio Spirits has teamed with Walter Cronkite in selecting The 60 Greatest Old Time Radio Shows of the 20th century. You'll hear Orson Welles' legendary "War of the World's", Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine, Jack Benny's hilarious "Money or Your... Read more

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French Stories/Contes Francais : A Dual-Language Book
by Wallace Fowlie


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 330 pages
Dover e edition (November 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, July 25, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent stories in French with English on opposite page
First read this book in 1960 in college, cost 75 cents. Now relearning French and enjoying the stories, reading first the French and using the opposite page English to check my understanding and translate words and phases I don't know. This is an excellent way to enjoy interesting stories and... Read more

 


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Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
by Tony Hillerman(Editor), Otto Penzler (Editor)


Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd)
Hardcover - 864 pages
(April 20, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Anthologies are tricky things for editors: to select a story for inclusion is to make oneself a target for readers who wonder hotly why X or Y or Z wasn't chosen. And to be so brash as to deem an anthology the best anything of the century practically invites scorn and condemnation. But with The Best... Read more

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Bedtime Stories for Lovers
by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd


Warner Books
Paperback
(February 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
From the renowned author of Nice Couples Do and Come Play with Me comes a wildly romantic collection of 25 sensuous bedtime stories guaranteed to keep consenting adults awake into the wee hours of the night. Read more

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Yours 2 Keep
by Kay Hooper, et al


Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback - 307 pages
(October 5, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The millennium bug plays matchmaker!

When the millennium bug gives a crash course in romance, anything can happen--in these spellbinding stories by five beloved romance writers.

"Arts Magica" by Kay Hooper

When apprentice wizard Felicity Grant conducts a reckless experiment on New Year's Eve, she's... Read more

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The Science Fiction Century
by David G. Hartwell(Editor)

Publisher
Tor Books
Hardcover - 992 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Science Fiction Century is editor David G. Hartwell's ambitious attempt to create an anthology spanning 100 years of science fiction, beginning with stories from the 1890s. It is a veritable tome of science fiction that contains 45 tales in all, some from well-known genre authors such as Robert... Read more

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century
by John Updike(Editor), Katrina Kenison (Editor)


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Paperback - 864 pages
(April 20, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
At age 67, the perennially youthful John Updike may at last qualify as something of an elder statesman. But the Best American Short Stories annual--whose greatest hits package Updike has now assembled--is almost a generation older, having commenced publication in 1915. This staying power allows the... Read more

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Critical Judgment
by Michael Palmer


Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback - 450 pages
(February 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Emergency room physician Abby Dolan has left a major San Francisco hospital for the well-equipped but isolated regional hospital in Patience, California, over which looms the huge manufacturing company Colstar, for which her husband works. She soon impresses colleagues, nurses, patients, and... Read more

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The Cataclysm (Dragonlance Tales, Vol 5)
by Margaret Weis, et al


Tsr Hobbies (Mm)
Mass Market Paperback
(July 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Stories by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Nancy Varian Berberick, Richard A. Knaak, Michael Williams, Dan Parkinson, Douglas Niles, Roger E. Moore, and Nick O'Donohoe chronicle a fiery catastrophe that plunges Krynn into centuries of chaos. Original. Read more

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75 Short Masterpieces
by Roger B. Goodman(Editor)


Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback
Reissue edition (August 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Seventy-five short masterpieces of fiction. Read more

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Sinful
by Suzanne Forster, et al


Jove Pubns
Mass Market Paperback - 362 pages
(January 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The seductive power of lingerie weaves together these four scintillating bedroom stories from today's hottest authors...

Suzanne Forster
Maggie Shayne
Lori Foster
Kimberly Randell
All four stories are original to this anthology Read more

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