Alien Crimes

Detective Jake Masters #2 (Locked Planet Mystery

Harry Turtledove, Gregory Benford, Mike Resnick, Pat Cadigan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Walter Jon Williams

fiction mystery science fiction
challenging mysterious slow-paced

487 pages | first published 2007

From H.G. Wells to Rod Serling, from Ray Bradbury to The X-Files, stories of the unexplained have long piqued our curiosity. Whether its about extraterrestrials or strange science, science fiction readers have something in common with enthusiasts of mystery and crime fictionan innate desire to know.

With that in mind, the Club invited Nebula and five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick to commission police procedurals with an SF twist. Resnicks challenge to his co-authors: Give me a science fiction mystery, make it novella length, play fair with the reader, and no genuflecting to the Hammett/Chandler school of writing.

The result, Alien Crimes, brings together six original novellas from six award-winning writers with stories equally diverse in both style and subject matter. This all-new SFBC Creation takes readers through wormholes; to undersea alien breeding grounds; to a hotel where the squishy walls may be more than they seem, and destinations beyond.

HOXBOMB by Harry Turtledove
THE END OF THE WORLD by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
DARK HEAVEN by Gregory Benford
WOMB OF EVERY WORLD by Walter Jon Williams
End of Mike Resnick (ed) - Alien Crimes

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