Orbit 10 Author:many different authors - short stories In "The Fifth Head of Cerberus," Gene Wolfe weaves a billiant web of science and greed, guild and superstition. Who are the inhabitants of the Maison du Chien, and what is the secret? This novella, Wolfe's most ambitious work to date, is sure to be remembered as one of this finest. Geo. Alex Effinger, in "Live from Berchtesgaden," tells the s... more »trange story of a sleeping woman whose mind is adrift between the past and future of Nazi Germany; and Richard E. Peck, in "Gantlet," takes us on a perilous journey with a commuter in an armored train of the future.
Also included are stories by Edward Bryant, Carol Emshwiller, Alexei Panshin, Jack M. Dann, Gardner R Dozois, Albert Teichner, R.A. Lafferty, and Kate Wilhelm.
These stories are not reprints from magazines; they are new science fiction stories, appearing here for the first time anywhere in the world.
Orbit, published twice yearly, is a continuing anthology of the best new science fiction being written in English. For each new volume, Orbit invites submissions from both new and established writers and selects the best from among the hundreds of submitted manuscripts. In the five years they have been eligible, stories from Orbit have won four of the coveted Nebula Awards given by Science Fiction Writers of America.
Orbit's editor, Damon Knight, is the director of the annual Milford Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, visiting lecturer at the Clarion and Tulane Workshops in Fantasy and Scienc Fiction, founder and first president of SFWA, and a Hugo winner for his book of critical essays, In Search of Wonder. His forty-five books include novels, collections of short stories, translations, biographies and anthologies.« less