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By Gardner Dozois

Listed below are the quick tale collaborations of mythical editor and a number of Nebula Award profitable writer Gardner Dozois with a number of the maximum writers of contemporary technology fiction. each one tale is through an essay by way of the collaborator discussing Dozois and his impact on technological know-how fiction and beyond.

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• “Touring” by means of Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1981 through Penthouse foreign, Ltd. First released in Penthouse, April 1981. Reprinted via permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “The Gods of Mars” by means of Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1985 via Omni courses overseas, Ltd. First released in Omni, March 1985. Reprinted via permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Slow Dancing With Jesus” via Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, copyright © 1983 through Penthouse overseas, Ltd. First released in Penthouse, July 1983. Reprinted by means of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Executive Clemency” via Gardner Dozois and Jack C. Haldeman II, copyright © 1980 by means of Gardner Dozois and Jack C. Haldeman II. First released in Omni, November 1981. Reprinted by means of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Afternoon at Schrafft’s” through Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1984 via TSR leisure pursuits, Inc. First released in remarkable tales, March 1984. Reprinted via permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “A switch within the Weather” by way of Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, copyright © 1981 by way of HMH courses. First released in Playboy, June 1981. Reprinted through permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Time Bride” by means of Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, copyright © 1981 by way of HMH guides. First released in Playboy, June 1981. Reprinted by way of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Snow Job” via Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1982 through Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick. First released in excessive instances, April 1982. Reprinted by way of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Send No Money” through Susan Casper and Gardner Dozois, copyright © 1985 through Davis guides, Inc. First released in Isaac Asimov’s technological know-how Fiction journal, Mid-December 1985.
• “Playing The Game” through Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, copyright © 1981 through TZ courses, Inc. First released in Twilight area journal, February 1982. Reprinted through permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “The Stray” via Susan Casper and Gardner Dozois, copyright © 1987 by means of TZ courses. First released in Twilight region journal, December 1987. Reprinted by means of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “The Clowns” by way of Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Susan Casper, copyright © 1985 via Playboy. First released in Playboy, August 1985. Reprinted via permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “The Golden Apples of the Sun” by way of Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1984 through Penthouse overseas. First released as “Virgin Territory” in Penthouse, March 1984; most well-liked textual content model initially seemed less than its unique identify within the Year’s most sensible delusion tales: II, edited by means of Arthur W. Saha.
• “Down one of the useless Men” through Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, copyright © 1982 by means of Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann. First released in Oui, July 1982. Reprinted by means of permission of the authors and the authors’ agent, Virginia Kidd.
• “Write Like Dozois, I Can’t Even Say His Name” through Michael Bishop, copyright © 1990 through Michael Bishop.
• “How Did They Do That?” via Pat Cadigan, copyright © 1990 through Pat Cadigan.
• “Collaborating” through Gardner Dozois, copyright © 1990 via Gardner Dozois.
• “It Doesn’t Get Any Better” by way of Michael Swanwick, copyright © 1990 via Michael Swanwick.
• “Guilford Gafia Revisited” by means of Jack C. Haldeman II, copyright © 1990 by means of Jack C. Haldeman II.
• “New child at the Block” via Susan Casper, copyright © 1990 by means of Susan Casper.
• “Running Wild” by means of Jack Dann, copyright © 1990 by way of Jack Dann.
• “Afterword” and all Afterwords to every tale through Gardner Dozois, copyright © 1990 through Gardner Dozois.

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