STABLE STRATEGIES AND OTHERS. San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. The author's first book. Collects eleven stories and a collaborative novella by Gunn, Michael Swanwick, Pat Murphy and Andy Duncan, with introductions by Gunn, William Gibson and Michael Swanwick, and afterword by Howard Waldrop. Her story "Coming to Terms", inspired, in part, by a friendship with Avram Davidson, won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story in 2004. Two other stories were nominated for the Hugo Award: "Stable Strategies for Middle Management" (in 1989) and "Computer Friendly" (in 1990). Her collection of short stories, STABLE STRATEGIES AND OTHERS (2004), was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the World Fantasy Award "Stable Strategies for Middle Management" has generally been interpreted as a pastiche of Kafka’s THE METAMORPHOSIS, with satiric relevance to late twentieth century high-tech corporate culture. "Fellow Americans" (1991) posits an alternate history in which Barry Goldwater hired Roger Ailes to run his 1964 presidential campaign, and Richard Nixon became the host of a TV game show called Tricky Dick. "Green Fire" (1998), a collaborative novella by Gunn, Michael Swanwick, Pat Murphy, and Andy Duncan, is an homage of sorts, in which Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Grace Hopper take part in the Philadelphia Experiment, with the assistance of Nicola Tesla and the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl. (Wikipedia) An important collection of short fiction. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#138755).
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