Series: Author's Choice Monthly

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The Old Funny Stuff by George Alec Effinger1
Unthreatened by the Morning Light by Karl Edward Wagner2
Daily Voices by Lisa Goldstein3
Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe by Lewis Shiner4
Into the Eighth Decade by Jack Williamson5
Peripheral Vision by Karen Joy Fowler6
Neon Twilight by Edward Bryant7
Swatting at the Cosmos by James Morrow8
Heroines by James Patrick Kelly9
Tales from a Vanished Country by Elizabeth A. Lynn10
Skyrocket Steele Conquers the Universe by Ron Goulart11
True Minds by Spider Robinson12
Ad Statum Perspicuum by F. Paul Wilson13
Legacy of Fire by Nina Kiriki Hoffman14
Emphatically Not SF, Almost by Michael Bishop15
State of Grace by Kate Wilhelm16
Ma Qui and Other Phantoms by Alan Brennert17
Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy by Joe R. Lansdale18
Two That Came True by Judith Moffett19
A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions by Kim Stanley Robinson20
God's Nose [Collection] by Damon Knight21
Hedgework and Guessery by Charles de Lint22
It's Been Fun by Esther M. Friesner23
The Naked Flesh of Feeling by J. N. Williamson24
The Alien Heart by Mike Resnick25
Myths, Legends, and True History by Geoffrey A. Landis26
Gone to Earth by Roger Zelazny27
Wong's Lost and Found Emporium and Other Oddities by William F. Wu28
Moonstone and Tiger-Eye by Suzy McKee Charnas29

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Author's Choice Monthly was a series of 29 short story collections that ran from 1989 through 1992.

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