Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables


      Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables
Rare Unsigned Copy Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables is a collection of short and mostly warped SF and fantasy stories from Simon Petrie, including several previously unpublished gems Touching on such important, diverse, and hitherto ignored topics as the sex life of mythical reptiles, the anachronistic hazardousness of the humble ham sandwich, and the application of radiation induced gigantism to market gardening, Petrie s work is a direct challenge to the dictum that truth is stranger than fiction.If you ve ever wondered about what to do about that inexplicable triceratops in your backyard, about what happened next in that classic match up between Hare and Tortoise, or about the absolute very worst thing you can have happen to you while you re ransacking that idyllic alien planet, then you need to read Rare Unsigned Copy It s not all off planet, off the wall, or off colour Some of the stories in Rare Unsigned Copy are speculation pure and simple, played with a straight bat But for the most part, the stories dwell on life s unexpected absurdities, like dealing with that artificial intelligence that either wants you, or wants you off its ship, or wants to hold onto that last unique item in its carefully organised inventory Even if said item might well be a life saver. Read Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Born on the South Island of New Zealand and now living on the North Island of Australia, Simon Petrie is a Canberra based research scientist and writer of speculative fiction SF, fantasy, and occasionally horror Since 2007, his stories have appeared in various magazines, webzines and anthologies He has been shortlisted several times for Ditmar, Sir Julius Vogel, and Aurealis Awards, and has won the Sir Julius Vogel Award three times in 2010 for Best New Talent and in 2013 and 2018 for Best Novella Novelette.Simon is a member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and of SpecFicNZ He has served on three different judging panels for the Aurealis Awards, in the SF Novel, Anthology Collection, and Fantasy Short Story categories He has also edited several issues of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and has co edited three anthologies.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables
  • Simon Petrie
  • English
  • 23 December 2019
  • 0980699819

10 thoughts on “ Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables

  1. says:

    Rare Unsigned Copy subtitle Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables by Simon Petrie is a large collection of mostly stories By my count, there were 44 entries in the contents Minus three things which really weren t stories I ll leave the thrill of discovery up to you , that leaves 41 stories which I veor less commented on individually below Which was a lot I enjoyed pretty much all of them, but from a practical point of view I think I m going to instigate a Rare Unsigned Copy subtitle Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables by Simon Petrie is a large collection of mostly stories By my count, there were 44 entries in the contents Minus three things which really were...

  2. says:

    Great collection of science fiction short stories and flash fiction pieces at the intersection between hard science and absurd comedy Knowing the author s much reputed love of excruciating puns, I went into the collection with a small amount of trepidation, and indeed the comedic Gordon Mamon murder mysteries of which several are included in this collection do feature some of the most horrific punnish character names ever set into print But beyond the absurd tone and the gormlessness of the Great collection of science fiction short stories and flash fiction pieces at the intersection between hard science and absurd comedy Knowing the author s much reputed love of excruciating puns, I went into the collection with a small amount of trepidation, and indeed the comedic Gordon Mamon murder mysteries of which several are included in this collection do feature some of the most horrific punnish...

  3. says:

    These are like Asimov stories Very well done Asimov stories Remember those short short stories Asimov used to write that were the set up for some atrocious pun There are plenty of those here And the mystery stories he wrote where Dr Urth had to solve some sci fi crime Them too And those exquisite character driven stories turning on the moral consequences of profound hard science fiction ideas Okay, Asimov didn t write that sort of thing, but there is some of that in this book too The These are like Asimov stories Very well done Asimov stories Remember those short short stories Asimov used to write that were the set up for some atrocious pun There are plenty of those here And the mystery stories he wrote where Dr Urth had to solve some sci fi crime Them too And those exquisite character driven stories turning on the moral consequences of profound hard science fiction ideas Okay, Asimov didn t write that sort of thing, but there is some of that in this book too The silly stuff is successfully silly the serious stuff is successfully serious, grounded in a real sense of place and character I especially liked the story...

  4. says:

    This collection has a little bit of everything, but if you can t stand stories that exist solely as the set up to a usually quite clever pun, it may not be for you Simon s humour is on wide display in many of these stories and I found myself groaning laughing aloudthan once as I read through the book.However, the serious pieces were delightfully surprising I was particularly stunned by a small, non speculative ch...

  5. says:

    Excellent collection of short stories by an Australian author with a great sense of humour.There s a great diversity of themes and settings and I thoroughly enjoyed at least 90% of the stories.

  6. says:

    s a collection of short stories, most of them very brief indeed, with a bit of a tendency to go for last minute twists or punchlines la Asimov, but a little better, which is not difficult There are several about near future detective Gorxdon Mammon investigating various murders The two that stick in my mind are Running Lizard , which takes the unpromising concept of were dinosaurs in the present day and carries it off very well, and the s a collection of short stories, most of them very brief ...

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