LIVE! FROM PLANET EARTH represents a truly particular examine the numerous works of this detailed genius. those 22 brief items were in particular chosen and brought through his fellow writers and editors, from Michael Bishop to Jack Dann, Mike Resnick to Neil Gaiman. each one writes approximately his or her stories of Effinger and his legacy.
Included are 'The extraterrestrial beings Who Knew, I suggest, every little thing' within which Earth is visited via benevolent extraterrestrial beings who occur to have stressful critiques approximately every little thing. 'Everything yet Honor' is going alongside as a black physicist time-travels to 1860 to homicide a Civil conflict normal. additionally incorporated listed below are Effinger's O. Niemand tales, which completely mimic the kinds of Steinbeck, Hemingway and Twain. the consequences are a journey de strength guaranteed to please latest enthusiasts and make new enthusiasts of someone who reads them.
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