Novel Ideas: Science Fiction

Novel Ideas Science Fiction For the first time in one volume seven classic award winning stories which were the genesis for some of the most memorable novels and series in the field of science fiction Contents Ender s Game

  • Title: Novel Ideas: Science Fiction
  • Author: Brian M. Thomsen
  • ISBN: 9780756403539
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • For the first time in one volume, seven classic, award winning stories which were the genesis for some of the most memorable novels and series in the field of science fiction.Contents Ender s Game 1977 by Orson Scott CardFire Watch 1982 by Connie WillisAir Raid 1977 by John VarleyLady in the Tower 1959 by Anne McCaffreyThe Postman 1982 by David BrinBlood Music 1For the first time in one volume, seven classic, award winning stories which were the genesis for some of the most memorable novels and series in the field of science fiction.Contents Ender s Game 1977 by Orson Scott CardFire Watch 1982 by Connie WillisAir Raid 1977 by John VarleyLady in the Tower 1959 by Anne McCaffreyThe Postman 1982 by David BrinBlood Music 1983 by Greg BearBeggars in Spain 1991 by Nancy Kress

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    About " Brian M. Thomsen "

  • Brian M. Thomsen

    Brian Thomsen was a founding editor of the Questar Science Fiction line of books, and served as managing fiction editor at TSR, Inc he also wrote over 30 short stories, and collaborated with Julius Schwartz on Schwartz s autobiography He also worked as the publisher for TSR s Periodicals Department at one point He was a consulting editor at Tor Books as an author he was a Hugo Award nominee.He died on September 21, 2008, at his home in Brooklyn at the age of 49 He was survived by his wife, Donna.

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  • There’s a certain purity in the art of the short story: Beginning, middle and end are never far apart, and ideas can be conveyed with more immediacy and impact than they ever could in longer forms. The Brian M. Thomsen-edited NOVEL IDEAS: SCIENCE FICTION illustrates this point swimmingly, taking original short works that inspired longer, more well-known (or infamous, as the case may be) siblings and letting the authors write introductions that set the stage for the stories’ beginnings.Some o [...]


  • Borrowed from my mother out of interest in reading the original short story "Ender's Game." Other stories in the compilation included "Fire Watch" by Connie Willis (historian has to go back in time to complete his history degree--to London during the Blitz), "Air Raid" by John Varley (falling apart future beings kidnap humans who would have died in an airplane crash to continue the species), "Lady in the Tower" by Anne McCaffrey (depressed telepath finds romance in space), "The Postman" by David [...]


  • I didn't get to finish this, but I think it is a good book and series to read on the go (trains, planes, Dr. offices,etc.). It was helpful to how stories can grow from a core idea.


  • Some of the stories start slow but they all build quickly. It is obvious why these novellas went on to become whole books and in some cases entire series.



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