Alien Contact (Paperback)

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By Marty Halpern (Editor)
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“An anthology which . . . serves as an excellent snapshot of modern SF.”—The Guardian

We are not alone!

From War of the Worlds to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, ET to Close Encounters, creators of science fiction have always eagerly speculated on just how the story of alien contact would play out.

Editor Marty Halpern has gathered together some of the best stories of the last 30 years, by today's most exciting genre writers, (FEATURING STORIES BY: STEPHEN BAXTER, ORSON SCOTT CARD, CORY DOCTOROW, KAREN JOY FOWLER, NEIL GAIMAN, STEPHEN KING,URSULA K. LE GUIN, ELIZABETH MOON, PAT MURPHY, CHARLES STROSS, MICHAEL SWANWICK, HARRY TURTLEDOVE, AND MANY OTHERS) weaving a tapestry that covers a broad range of scenarios: from the insidious, to the violent, to the transcendent.

About the Author

Marty Halpern is a two-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award–Professional for his work with Golden Gryphon Press. His career with GGP began in 1999, and in the next 7 years (while working a full-time, hightech job through half of those years), he edited 23½ hardcovers, 4 limited edition chapbooks, and 4 reprint trade paperbacks. The “½” hardcover is the original anthology The Silver Gryphon (marking the press’s twenty-fifth book in 2003), which he co-edited with publisher Gary Turner. Marty now freelances, working directly with authors to prepare their manuscripts for publication, as well as working primarily for independent publishers Night Shade Books and Tachyon Publications, for whom he has edited over 20 titles (and copyedited far too many more to count), and other publishers including Ace Books, Damnation Books (Realms of Fantasy magazine), and Morrigan Books UK. In addition to his work as an editor, Marty has written a series of columns entitled “The Perfect Sentence,” published in The Valley Scribe, the newsletter of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Writers Club. And was a guest faculty at the 2004 East of Eden Writers Conference in Salinas, California. Marty Halpern currently resides in San Jose, California, and occasionally emerges from his inner sanctum to attend conventions. Blog “More Red Ink”:; SF Editors Wiki entry: sfeditorwatch. com/index.php/Marty_Halpern.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597802819
ISBN-10: 1597802816
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English