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ISBN: 155656273X
Author: Isaac Asimov,Martin Harry Greenberg
Language: English
Publisher: Dercum Pr Audio (August 1, 1997)
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.6
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Sci-Fi Private Eye book.

Sci-Fi Private Eye book. It contains The Adventure of the Metal Murderer by Fred Saberhagen, Mouthpiece by Edward Wellen, and Getting Across by Robert Silverberg.

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It recently caught my eye as I was unpacking my books for the new library and I set it aside to re-read it. Boy was it a pleasure to do so. This is an excellent collection of stories (13 in all) that run the gamut of genres and propulsion technologies.

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It was published by Signet/New American Library from 1983 to 1990. Each volume in the series featured stories devoted to a different science fictional theme, as indicated in the individual volume titles.

Astounding Science Fiction, January I went through that library. Not the scientific papers. I knew there’d be nothing there that I wanted.

Astounding Science Fiction, January. Marty Greenberg does have a tendency to pick my stories for this series. Not all of them, of course, but more than I think he ought to. Unfortunately, he insists on having the sole vote in this matter. I went through that library. But he had written a series of articles for a magazine twenty years back, and I read those. After that, I just sat and thought-and got scared.

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Isaac Asimov, the modern master of science fiction and fact, and Martin H. Greenberg, a leading anthologist of our time, team together to produce an unprecedented collection of science fiction audio books. This landmark series presents their favorite private detective stories from Asimov's private library, with a personal introduction read by the master himself. Among the classics in this collection are The Adventure of the Metal Murderer by Fred Saberhagen; Mouthpiece by Edward Wellen, and Getting Across by Robert Silverberg.

Comments:

Roru
_Sci Fi Private Eye_ (1997), ed. Charles G. Waught and Martin H. Greenberg is an anthology of nine science fiction crime/detective tales. But the title is misleading in one respect. Only four of the stories are private eye tales. The other five feature a prison warden, a police sergeant, a bureaucrat, a counterspy, and a UN agent. The entries are all readable and entertaining, but several are decidedly minor. None are classics.

The stories are: Isaac Asimov's "The Singing Bell" (_Fantasy and Science Fiction_, 1954), Poul Anderson's "The Martian Crown Jewels" (_Ellery Queen's_, 1958), Philip Jose Farmer's "A Scarletin Study" (_F&SF_, 1975), Donald Westlake's "The Winner" (_Nova 1_, 1970), Tom Reamy's "The Detweiler Boy" (_F&SF_, 1977), Wilson Tucker's "Time Exposures" (_Universe 1_, 1971), Robert Silverberg's "Getting Across" (_Future City_, 1973), Philip K. Dick's "War Game" (_Galaxy_, 1959), and Larry Niven's "ARM" (_Epoch_, 1975).

The first four stories are the least of the lot. The Asimov, the Anderson, and the Farmer are all Sherlock Holmes pastiches. The Asimov-- a Wendell Urth "reverse detective" piece-- is perhaps the best of the three. But all are eminently forgettable. The Westlake is a mildly clever piece about how some prisoners find a way to beat a seemingly foolproof prison system.

The next four stories are much more solid affairs. The Reamy is the one hard-boiled private eye story in the book, but a good one-- a blend of contemporary Hollywood and horrific murders. The Tucker is set in a future in which guns and murders by pistols are rare*-- thanks in part to a kind of time scope device. The Silverberg features a woman who steals the computer programming that maintains the operations of a city. She must be a villain... mustn't she? The Dick involves a cold war with those tricky Ganymedians. How might they go about undermining Terran society?

The Niven novella is the best of the lot-- a Gil Hamilton tale set against a background of high-tech inventions and ruthless organleggers. The science fictional elements and the mystery puzzle (a kind of futeristic locked room affair) balance one another out. And Niven kept me guessing as to the identity of the murderer until the last of the story.

All in all, a passable selection of entertainments. But not an outstanding anthology. Greenberg has done much better.

* Unlike present day Chattanooga, Tenessee. Thanks to the wisdom of our present legislators, it has turned into Dodge City.
Mr.jeka
Decades ago sci-fi grandmaster Isaac Asimov noted the similarity between detective stories (whodunit?) and science fiction "puzzle" stories (how do you solve the problem?). Avoiding some of the obvious pitfalls, he began to write stories that contain elements of both of these popular genres. But of the various stories in this collection, only Larry Niven's "ARM" really lives up to the title, combining the imagination of science fiction with the action and drama of a detective story. Asimov's "The Singing Bell" comes close, and shows off the master's skill with "puzzle" stories, but the armchair detective doesn't really lend itself to exciting reading and would be a serious disappointment to fans who expect some action. As for the rest, only Poul Anderson's "The Martian Crown Jewels" and "Time Exposures" by Wilson Tucker are bona fide sci-fi detective stories, and both are eminently forgettable. Donald Westlake's "The Winner", Robert Silverberg's "Getting Across", and Philip K. Dick's "War Games" are all very good science fiction stories, indeed are the highlights of the collection, but there are no detectives in them. Perhaps the most memorable sci-fi detective is Philip Jose Farmer's Herr Ralph Von Wau Wau, the intelligent canine of "A Scarletin Study", a humorous send up of the whole cross-genre concept. In sum, while perhaps the blame lies more with the form than with the editing, this book fails to deliver what it promises; the overall collection isn't that strong as "just" science fiction, and the advertised combination of sci-fi and private detective fiction never really coalesces. Readers interested in this idea would do better to pick up one of Asimov's many fine collections.
Felhalar
This is a very good unabridged audio of short stories. Was sent and received within a reasonable time and was in good shape. I enjoyed it very much, thank you.
Tane
I thought the book was very good describing the plot, storyline, and characters. However, the book was pretty easy to predict. It's whole storyline was old and boring. The absence of twists and any new developments killed any suspense. Overall the story gets a 3 out of 5.

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