Book Reviews of The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction

The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction
Author: Ellen Datlow (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780821720509
ISBN-10: 0821720503
Publication Date: 4/1/1987
Pages: 381
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A Very good book. Stories By:
Robert Silverberg
Orson Scott Card and Pat Cardigan to name a few.
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This is a great collection. I realized after I started it that I'd read some of these stories some years back, possibly when they first came out in OMNI. They haven't faded any in the interim, either. Some will give you cold shivers, macabre and eerie; some will make you wonder what we seem to think the criteria are for 'being human.' Others will scare the wadding right out of you---wa-a-a-y too plausible for comfort.

From back cover: Enter a world of brilliant imagination---where anything can happen and all is possible. A world of spacestations, computers and highly sophisticated medical technology. A world of the future---straight from the minds of fourteen of today'smost promising science fiction writers. Here from the pages of OMNI Magazine, you'll be treated to short stories from Robert Silverberg and Nebula and Hugo Award winner William Gibson, as well as work from Howard Waldrop, Norman Spinrad, Orson Scott Card, Pat Cadigan and others.---Welcome to the future!


Multiples - Robert Silverberg
Man-Mountain Gentian - Howard Waldrop
Returning Home - Ian Watson
Triceratops - Tensei Kono
New Rose Hotel - William Gibson
Adagio - Barry B. Longyear
Track of a Legend - Cynthia Felice
Prime Time - Norman Spinrad
Edges - Gregg Keizer
The Songbirds of Pain - Garry Kilworth
The Changed Man and the King of Words - Orson Scott Card
400 Boys - Marc Laidlaw
Seventh Sense - Robert Haisty
Lunatic Bridge - Pat Cadigan