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A provocative collection of short fiction, edited by one of science fiction's best-known names. Of particular interest are several stories from the cyberpunk school, as well as Pat Murphy's Nebula award winning "Rachel in Love' and Ursula LeGuin's wonderful "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight.'
Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 15th 1991 by Tor Books
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Bob Rust
Jun 20, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
"Rachel in Love" (1987) novelette by Pat Murphy
"Dogfight" (1985) novelette by William Gibson and Michael Swanwick
"A Gift from the GrayLanders" (1985) novelette by Michael Bishop
"Fire Zone Emerald" (1986) novelette by Lucius Shepard
"Down and Out in the Year 2000" (1986) short story by Kim Stanley Robinson
"Angel Baby" (1982) novelette by Rachel Pollack
"The Neighbor's Wife" (1985) poem by Susan Palwick
"I Am the Burning Bush" (1982) short story by Gregg Keizer
"Pretty Boy Crossover" (1986) short stor
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Kenneth Foreman
Feb 26, 2016 Kenneth Foreman rated it really liked it
"Vestibular Man" remains my favorite short story and worth the purchase of the book. This is my second time reading Orson Scott Card's collection, and Felix Gottschalk's “Vestibular Man” is my favorite author and style. He's closely followed by Ursula K. LeGuin and Bruce Sterling. Future on Fire is a good mix of styles and stories.
Stefu Smith
Definitely not my favorite collection of short stories. Orson Scott Card has a way of picking stories with heavy sexual themes. My favorites were: A Gift from the GrayLanders (Michael Bishop), I Am the Burning Bush (Gregg Keizer), and Vestibular Man (Felix C. Gotschalk).
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Nov 29, 2009 Keith Davis rated it really liked it
A very strong anthology featuring great work from some established writers interspersed with promising stories from some newcomers.
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Some really great stories by his friends. Great for quick reads.
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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series Th
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