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Exceptions to Reality by Alan Dean Foster
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  mcolpitts | Aug 6, 2009 |
While I didn't care for much of the book, I really liked the story, "Redundancy." I also enjoyed the Pip and Flinx story, and ended the book on a laugh. The editorials at the beginning of each story only annoyed me. ( )
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For Boris Dolingo, on the line between Europe and Asia, who knows a good story can be found on either side.
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There was a time when writers of science fiction could make a living at it.
The Muffin Migration:
It was a beautiful day on Hedris.
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Originally Published in:
The Muffin Migration - 1999, Star Colonies
Chauna - 2000 - Far Frontiers
At Sea - 2000 - Warriors Fantastic
The Killing of Bad Bull - 2001 - The Mutant files
Rate of Exchange - 2001 - AOL Online
Wait-a-while - 2001 - Realms of Fantasy
The Short, Labored Breath of Time - 2001 - Darkling Plain
A Fatal Exception Has Occurred at - 2002 - Children of Cthulhu
Basted - 2002 - Pharoh Fantastic
Serenade - 2002 - Masters of Fantasy
Redundancy - 2004 - Space Stations
Panhandler - 2004 - Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City
The Last Akialoa - Aug 2005 - Fantasy & Science Fiction
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345496043, Mass Market Paperback)

As is evident in his many thrilling novels, Alan Dean Foster is a master at creating other worlds in an array of genres. Now he turns his imagination to the short story in these spectacular tales of outer space, cyberspace, ancient gods, modern demons, and mortal horror, including

Panhandler A predatory lawyer encounters a fabled boyhood hero and falls victim to the less innocent intrigues of eternal youth.

Growth Not even his minidrag Pip can save Flinx from the overly intimate advances of an intruder who goes entirely too far.

Basted A lowly, hen-pecked Egyptian discovers that the Pharaoh’s tomb holds exactly what he needs for a whole new life.

The Killing of Bad Bull A man with a knack for getting gambling’s one-armed bandits to give it up finds himself at the top–of several hit lists.

At Sea A poor Scandinavian captain forced into running drugs is shown a way out of his desperate straits with the help of five beautiful blondes who are simply out-of-this-world.

Open Exceptions to Reality to find these amazing stories and nine other irresistibly unearthly tales!

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