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Fredric Brown - book author

Fredric Brown was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was one of the boldest early writers in genre fiction in his use of narrative experimentation. While never in the front rank of popularity in his lifetime, Brown has developed a considerable cult following in the almost half century since he last wrote. His works have been periodically reprinted and he has a worldwide fan base, most notably in the U.S. and Europe, and especially in France, where there have been several recent movie adaptations of his work. He also remains popular in Japan.

Never financially secure, Brown - like many other pulp writers - often wrote at a furious pace in order to pay bills. This accounts, at least in part, for the uneven quality of his work. A newspaperman by profession, Brown was only able to devote 14 years of his life as a full-time fiction writer. Brown was also a heavy drinker, and this at times doubtless affected his productivity. A cultured man and omnivorous reader whose interests ranged far beyond those of most pulp writers, Brown had a lifelong interest in the flute, chess, poker, and the works of Lewis Carroll. Brown married twice and was the father of two sons.

Fredric Brown is the author of books: Martians, Go Home, What Mad Universe, Nightmares And Geezenstacks, The Best of Fredric Brown, Night of the Jabberwock, The Fabulous Clipjoint (Ed & Am Hunter #1), The Fredric Brown MEGAPACK ®: 33 Classic Science Fiction Stories, The Screaming Mimi, The Far Cry, From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown

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01
THEY WERE GREEN
THEY WERE LITTLE
THEY WERE
BALD AS BILLIARD BALLS
AND THEY WERE
EVERYWHERE


Luke Devereaux was a science-fiction writer, holed up in a desert shack waiting for inspiration. He was the first man to see a Martian...but he wasn't the last!

It was estimated that a billion of them had arrived, one to every three human beings on Earth—obnoxious green creatures who could be seen and heard, but not harmed and who probed private sex lives as shamelessly as they probed government secrets.

No one knew why they had come. No one knew how to make them go away—except, perhaps, Luke Devereaux. Unfortunately Devereaux was going slightly bananas, so it wouldn't be easy.

But for a science-fiction writer nothing was impossible...
02
The editor of a sci-fi pulp magazine is accidentally transported to a parallel universe where space travel is common, Earth is at war with creepy aliens, New York City isn't safe after dark, and his girlfriend is with someone else. Regularly appears on "Greatest science fiction" lists.
03
47 short and short-short stories by a master of the humorously macabre.

Contents:

1 · Nasty
2 · Abominable
5 · Rebound [“The Power”]
7 · Nightmare in Gray
8 · Nightmare in Green
9 · Nightmare in White
10 · Nightmare in Blue
12 · Nightmare in Yellow
14 · Nightmare in Red
15 · Unfortunately
16 Granny’s Birthday
18 · Cat Burglar
20 · The House
22 · Second Chance
24 · Great Lost Discoveries I - Invisibility
26 · Great Lost Discoveries II - Invulnerability
27 · Great Lost Discoveries III - Immortality
28 · Dead Letter [“The Letter”]
30 · Recessional
31 · Hobbyist
33 · The Ring of Hans Carvel
34 · Vengeance Fleet [“Vengeance, Unlimited”]
36 · Rope Trick
37 · Fatal Error [“The Perfect Crime”]
39 · The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver I, II, & III [“Of Time and Eustace Weaver”]
43 · Expedition
45 · Bright Beard
46 · Jaycee
47 · Contact [“Earthmen Bearing Gifts”]
49 · Horse Race
51 · Death on the Mountain
54 · Bear Possibility
56 · Not Yet the End
58 · Fish Story
60 · Three Little Owls (A Fable)
62 · Runaround [“Starvation”]
660 · Murder in Ten Easy Lessons [“Ten Tickets to Hades”]
740 · Dark Interlude · Fredric Brown & Mack Reynolds
810 · Entity Trap [“From These Ashes”]
950 · The Little Lamb
106 · Me and Flapjack and the Martians
113 · The Joke [“If Looks Could Kill”]
121 · Cartoonist [“Garrigan’s Bems”]
128 · The Geezenstacks
137 · The End [“Nightmare in Time”]
04
The Wit and Whimsy of Fredric Brown

Twenty-nine of the best-loved stories by the man some critics call the O. Henry of science fiction… stories that range from the wryly humorous to the deadly serious, but are always unforgettable.

Contents:
ix · Introduction · Robert Bloch · in
1 · “Arena” · nv Astounding Jun ’44
31 · Imagine · pp F&SF May ’55
33 · It Didn’t Happen · ss Playboy Oct ’63
47 · Recessional · vi Dude Mar ’60; Portfolio, gp
49 · Eine Kleine Nachtmusik · Fredric Brown & Carl Onspaugh · ss F&SF Jun ’65
69 · Puppet Show · ss Playboy Nov ’62
81 · Nightmare in Yellow · vi Dude May ’61; Five Nightmares, gp
85 · Earthmen Bearing Gifts · vi Galaxy Jun ’60
89 · Jaycee · vi Nightmares and Geezenstacks, Bantam, 1961
91 · Pi in the Sky · nv Thrilling Wonder Stories Win ’45
121 · Answer · vi Angels and Spaceships, Dutton, 1954
123 · The Geezenstacks · ss Weird Tales Sep ’43
133 · Hall of Mirrors · ss Galaxy Dec ’53
141 · Knock · ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec ’48
153 · Rebound [“The Power”] · vi Galaxy Apr ’60
157 · Star Mouse [Mitkey] · ss Planet Stories Spr ’42
179 · Abominable · vi Dude Mar ’60; Portfolio, gp
183 · Letter to a Phoenix · ss Astounding Aug ’49
193 · Not Yet the End · vi Captain Future Win ’41
197 · Etaoin Shrdlu · nv Unknown Feb ’42
221 · Armageddon · ss Unknown Aug ’41
227 · Experiment · vi Galaxy Feb ’54; Two Timer, gp
229 · The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver I, II, & III [“Of Time and Eustace Weaver”] · ss EQMM Jun ’61
237 · Reconciliation · vi Angels and Spaceships, Dutton, 1954
239 · Nothing Sirius · ss Captain Future Spr ’44
257 · Pattern · vi Angels and Spaceships, Dutton, 1954
259 · The Yehudi Principle · ss Astounding May ’44
271 · Come and Go Mad · nv Weird Tales Jul ’49
315 · The End [“Nightmare in Time”] · vi Dude May ’61; Five Nightmares, gp
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1948 Edgar Award Winner

Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he isn't happy. He doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed wants out, he wants to live, he wants to see the world before it's too late. Then his father doesn't come home one night, and Ed finds out how good he had it. The bulk of the book has Ed teaming up with Uncle Ambrose, a former carny worker, and trying to find out who killed Ed's dad. But the title is as much a coming-of-age tale as it is a pulp. Author Brown won the Edgar award in 1947 for this spectacular first-effort.
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Fredric Brown (1906-1972), one of science fiction's greatest masters from the Golden Age, is famous for his many classic short stories -- quite a few of which are presented here, including "Arena," "Knock," "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," "The Star Mouse," and many more. The 32 tales of science fiction and fantasy assembled in this massive volume include: ARENA
EXPERIMENT
KEEP OUT
HAPPY ENDING
HALL OF MIRRORS
EARTHMEN BEARING GIFTS
IMAGINE
IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
RECESSIONAL
EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK
PUPPET SHOW
NIGHTMARE IN YELLOW
JAYCEE
PI IN THE SKY
ANSWER
THE GEEZENSTACKS
KNOCK
REBOUND
THE STAR MOUSE
ABOMINABLE
LETTER TO A PHOENIX
NOT YET THE END
ARMAGEDDON
OF TIME AND EUSTACE WEAVER
RECONCILIATION
NOTHING SIRIUS
PATTERN
THE YEHUDI PRINCIPLE
COME AND GO MAD
SENTRY
ETAOIN SHRDLU
THE END

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Bill Sweeney is a down-and-out lush. He is also a top-notch reporter. Aroused by the naked beauty of the Ripper's fourth victim--or near-victim--Sweeney pulls himself together and goes after the killer. As he puts questions and answers together, he finds himself face to face with madness and death.
09

Once upon a time, a girl named Jenny Ames was murdered in a lonely house. No one knew where she had come from, or why she had died, or who killed her. Years later a man moved into the same house and discovered that nothing is more seductive than an unsolved murder.

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A collection of all 118 short science fiction and fantasy stories of one of the masters of the vignette, all his short works except two which were rewritten into parts of a novel. Introduction by Barry N. Malzberg. Dustjacket art by Bob Eggleton.