June 4, 2014

First Person Peculiar

First Person Peculiar
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Genres: Anthologies, Fiction, Science Fiction
Tag: First Person Peculiar
ASIN: B00J3B63KS
Some writing classes caution their students to avoid first-person stories—too traditional, too dated, too difficult to sell. We've convinced 5-time Hugo Award winner Mike Resnick to show you how it’s done with two dozen of his best first-person stories.
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About the Book

Some writing classes caution their students to avoid first-person stories—too traditional, too dated, too difficult to sell. We’ve convinced 5-time Hugo Award winner Mike Resnick to show you how it’s done with two dozen of his best first-person stories. You want Hugo nominees? We got ’em. Humor? Them, too. Award winners and nominees? Yep. Fantasy? But, of course. Science fiction? Absolutely. Sherlock Holmes? We’ve even got one of them. Mike Resnick is, according to Locus magazine, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. First Person Peculiar will explain why.

About the Author
Mike Resnick

A native of Chicago, Resnick is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1961 where he met his future wife, Carol. The couple were married 1961. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Resnick wrote more than 200 "adult" novels under pseudonyms, edited seven tabloid newspapers, and edited a trio of men's magazines. He also produced a weekly column on horse racing for more than a decade, and for eleven years wrote a monthly column on purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and exhibited. His wife Carol is also a writer, as is his daughter, Laura Resnick, who is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Resnick's papers, consisting of at least 125 boxes, are in the Special Collections Library of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He was the Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Chicago in 2012. Learn more about Resnick and his body of work at mikeresnick.com.