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The Science Fictional Olympics (Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction)
The Science Fictional Olympics - Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction
Author: Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G Waugh (Editors)
ISBN-13: 9780451129765
ISBN-10: 0451129768
Publication Date: 6/5/1984
Pages: 356
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Publisher: Signet -New American Library
Book Type: Paperback
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From interstellar matches that could decide the fate of planets, to a time when top athletes are built not born, to a future where only the best armored or the luckiest survive an afternoon spin on the freeway. Here are 17 stories of competition by masters of story telling including George R.R. Martin, Jack Vance, Robert Sheckley, L. Sprague
De Camp, Arthur C. Clarke, and many others. Fascinating!
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* 1 ⢠Introduction: Competition! ⢠(1984) ⢠essay by Isaac Asimov
* 4 ⢠Run to Starlight ⢠(1974) ⢠novelette by George R. R. Martin
* 33 ⢠The Mickey Mouse Olympics ⢠(1979) ⢠shortstory by Tom Sullivan
* 47 ⢠Dream Fighter ⢠(1977) ⢠shortstory by Bob Shaw
* 59 ⢠The Kokod Warriors ⢠[Magnus Ridolph] ⢠(1952) ⢠novelette by Jack Vance
* 94 ⢠Getting Through University ⢠[Dr. Dillingham] ⢠(1968) ⢠novelette by Piers Anthony
* 127 ⢠For the Sake of Grace ⢠[Coyote Jones] ⢠(1969) ⢠novelette by Suzette Haden Elgin
* 150 ⢠The National Pastime ⢠(1973) ⢠novelette by Norman Spinrad
* 169 ⢠A Day for Dying ⢠(1969) ⢠shortstory by Charles Nuetzel
* 179 ⢠The People Trap ⢠(1968) ⢠shortstory by Robert Sheckley
* 197 ⢠Why Johnny Can't Speed ⢠(1971) ⢠shortstory by Alan Dean Foster
* 210 ⢠Nothing in the Rules ⢠(1939) ⢠novelette by L. Sprague de Camp
* 239 ⢠The Olympians ⢠(1982) ⢠shortstory by Mike Resnick
* 247 ⢠The Wind from the Sun ⢠(1964) ⢠novelette by Arthur C. Clarke
* 267 ⢠Prose Bowl ⢠(1979) ⢠novelette by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg
* 293 ⢠From Downtown at the Buzzer ⢠(1977) ⢠novelette by George Alec Effinger
* 313 ⢠A Glint of Gold ⢠(1980) ⢠shortstory by Simon Hawke [as by Nicholas V. Yermakov ]
* 329 ⢠The Survivor ⢠(1965) ⢠novelette by Walter F. Moudy