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Dogged Persistence [Hardcover]

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Collects eighteen short science fiction and fantasy stories, including stories about the possibilities of nanotechnology, terraforming Mars, building canals in the Sahara, and a meeting between Bela Lugosi and Vlad Tepes.

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This short story collection is from the bestselling author well known for his novels based on Star Wars and The X-Files. The title story is a gritty tale of the ultimate use of nanotechnology—immortality. “Human, Martian—One, Two, Three” is a novella-length story about the terraforming of Mars. In addition to Anderson's original fiction, this collection features his shared writing, including the first new Dune fiction, the story “A Whisper of Caladan Seas,” cowritten with Brian Herbert. Also included are the horrific tale “Drumbeats,” written with drummer Neal Peart of the band Rush, and “Prisoner of War,” a sequel to Harlan Ellison's classic Outer Limits teleplay, “Soldier.”

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Pages   303
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2001
Publisher   Golden Gryphon Press
ISBN  1930846037  
ISBN13  9781930846036  

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More About Kevin J. Anderson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kevin J. Anderson is the bestselling science fiction author of over 120 novels. He has written spin-off novels for "Star Wars," DC Comics, and "The X-Files" and, with Brian Herbert, is the co-author of 14 novels in the Dune universe. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; "Terra Incognita"; "Resurrection, Inc."; "Hopscotch"; and the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. He lives in Colorado. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of "Ghost Rider," "The Masked Rider," "Traveling Music," "Roadshow," "Far and Away," and "Far and Near."

Kevin J. Anderson currently resides in Monument, in the state of Colorado. Kevin J. Anderson was born in 1962.

Kevin J. Anderson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dune (Hardcover)
  2. Frankenstein (Paperback)
  3. Saga of Seven Suns (Paperback)
  4. Star Wars (Random House Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States
3Books > Subjects > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies
4Books > Subjects > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > General

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Dark and Luminous  Nov 14, 2002
Dogged Persistence (2001) is a collection of stories with mostly disutopian themes. All are well-written, but the accumulative effort is somewhat depressing. No wonder Anderson was selected to write X-Files novels.

Like all good SF authors, Anderson sees more than the obvious in new technology and scientific speculation. While many of the basic themes in these stories have been used by other authors, Anderson adds new directions and possibilities.

For example, the first story, "Fondest Memories", employs the themes of cloning and induced memories to bring us a quietly, subtly horrible tale. And the title story is a conspiracy tale that was later expanded to the X-Files novel "Antibodies", yet it is also a very private story of love and betrayal. The Dune story portrays the trapping of Atreides soldiers in the shield wall caves by Harkonnen troops, yet is really a story of homesickness and a miracle.

As Kristine Kathryn Rusch implies in the Introduction, the best story in Anderson's career may well be "The Ghost of Christmas Always". At least Dean Smith thought so. While next to last in the book, this fantasy of Charles Dickens and the ghost of his sister-in-law has a luminous presence that lingers. Like "A Christmas Carol", this story may well become a classic. Sometimes an author gets it exactly right.

Kevin J. Anderson can write a great short story. Don't just take my word for it; read these stories and see for yourself. By the way, his novels are pretty good too.

-Arthur W. Jordin
A "must" for all Kevin Anderson fans!  Mar 23, 2002
Dogged Persistence is Kevin Anderson's first book-length collection of short stories and provide a range of fine fantasies which cover everything from nanotechnology and questions of humanity to a horror story set in Africa. Whether it's hard science fiction or fantasy, Anderson's many talents and ability to weave an engrossing tale are aptly displayed in this collection.
A splendid anthology  Aug 10, 2001
Kevin J. Anderson is a seasoned and gift writer whose science fiction novels have won him a wide recognition in the genre and a very loyal readership. Now the Golden Gryphon Press (itself an outstanding small press publisher specializing in fantasy and science fiction) has published Anderson's Dogged Persistence, a splendid anthology of his short story writings that will prove to be a "must read" for the legions of his fans, and send those encountering his work within these pages for the first time on an enthusiastic search for the rest of his novels. The original stories comprising this superb compendium include: Fondest of Memories; Music Played on the Strings of Time; Tide Pools; Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror (with Doug Beason); Entropy Ranch; Dogged Persistence; Human, Martian -- One, Two, Three; Scientific Romance; Canals in the Sand; Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas (with Brian Herbert); Prisoner of War; Much at Stake; New Recruits; Final Performance; The Old Man and the Cherry Tree; Sea Dreams (with Rebecca Moesta); The Ghost of Christmas Always; and Drumbeats (with Neil Pearl).

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