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The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book

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Introduction: Fat! / Isaac Asimov --
Sylvester's revenge / Vance Aandahl --
Fat farm / Orson Scott Card --
The Stretch / Sam Merwin, Jr. --
Camels and dromedaries, Clem / R.A. Lafferty --
The Champ / T. Coraghessan Boyle --
The Truth about Pyecraft / H.G. Wells --
The Iron Chancellor / Robert Silverberg --
The Man who ate the world / Frederik Pohl --
Gladys's Gregory / Joh
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published December 13th 1984 by Crown (first published January 1st 1983)
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Yes, George R.R. Martin did once collaborate with Asimov on (editing) a book. You might win a bet in a con suite with that trivia question. It's something of an unusual and uneven collection... good stories by Orson Scott Card, Frederik Pohl, and Kit Reed... the H.G. Wells was an interesting curiosity... there's a nice story by Stephen King, though an excerpt from Thinner would have been a better choice.
Thinly conceived (ha!), this anthology has yielded stories that are silly and antiquated ("The Stretch"), banal genre fare ("Quitters, Inc."), pretentious and insubstantial (Boyle and Lafferty's contributions), and the single most monstrously stupid story I have ever read (Vance Aandahl's awful, stupid and worthless "Sylvester's Revenge", which has got to be the dumbest piece of shit ever submitted for publishing; your auntie's "Scrubs" fan fiction is better literature). There may be winners I h ...more
A dated but still relevant collection of amusing, horrific, satisfying, and boring short stories on fat with a science fiction backdrop.
Something I would not normally be drawn to read but ended up really enjoying it. Reminds me to stay open to all genres of fiction.
Contains some really great stories from some of the greatest science fiction authors.
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12/15/86. No library.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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