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Sci-Fi Private Eye: Amazing Tales of Cosmic Crime

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This anthology contains: War Game by Philip K. Dick; ARM by Larry Niven; A Scarletin Study by Philip Jose Farmer; The Winner by Donald Westlake; Time Exposures by Wilson Tucker; The Detweiler Boy by Tom Reamy; Getting Across by Robert Silverberg; The Martian Crown Jewels by Poul Anderson; and The Singing Bell by Isaac Asimov.
Published March 1st 1997 by Roc (first published January 1st 1993)
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Getting Across (1973) by Robert Silverberg 3/5
War Game (1959) by Philip K. Dick 4/5
The Martian Crown Jewels (1958) by Poul Anderson 3/5
Mouthpiece (1974) by Edward Wellen 3/5
Adventure of the Metal Murderer (1980) by Fred Saberhagen 4/5

Dec 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommended to Sbuchler by: John
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

This is a collection of short-stories, all written between 1950 and 1970. For me the oddest and most interesting thing about the stories is the world-view. I haven't read a whole lot of classic sci-fi, and the gender stereotypes were extremely blatant and hard to swallow. In all the stories the only competent/smart woman among 'em had been born a man. In fact, in the stories it was almost entirely a male world. Very strange. However, despite that the stories were m
Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I rather enjoyed this anthology of crime-related SF stories. I was curious to see just how 'science fictional' these stories would be - i.e. would they just be traditional stories transplanted into space or would the crimes and/or their solutions genuinely require science fiction. Happily, for more than half the stories this is the case. Of the ones for which it isn't, I'll happily forgive The Scarletin Study because its protagonist is a talking dog while The Martian Crown Jewels is a classic lo ...more
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found most of these short stories to be entertaining, especially Philip Jose Farmer's "A Scarletin Study", with its speaking canine detective, Ralph von Wau Wau. The most challenging mystery was Larry Niven's ARM. In all, a nice diversion. Nothing like a good who-dunnit from the future.
Egemen Memçe
Ne yalan söyleyeyim, elime sadece PKD için aldım -ki doğru kararmış.
John Barclay
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it
A collection of interesting short stories. Some brilliant and some not so much. A two related to Sherlock Holmes makes the collection seem silly.
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Short stories are not my favorite form. A few of these are memorable but some seem dated.
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Wasn't dazzling. Many(most) of the stories seemed open-ended, were not thrilling, and were not technically challenging. The level of science and developing technology was not a highlight and was below what should have been available for thrilling prescient sc-fi in the 60's and 70's.
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Charles Gordon Waugh was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1943.
He has published 201 books, most of which are SF, fantasy, or horror anthologies and he has taught at Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Kent State University, and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Waugh is known primarily as a co-editor (with Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg) of the “Mammoth Book” series of genre anthologies.
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