Jess Willard

Author: Arly Allen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664447
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Jess Willard from the Author: Arly Allen. Jess Willard, the "Pottawatomie Giant," won the heavyweight title in 1915 with his defeat of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. At 6 feet, 6 inches and 240 pounds, Willard was considered unbeatable in his day. He nonetheless lost to Jack Dempsey in 1919 in one of the most brutally one-sided contests in fistic history. Willard later made an initially successful comeback but was defeated by Luis Firpo in 1923 and retired from the ring. He died in 1968, largely forgotten by the boxing public. Featuring photographs from the Willard family archives, this first full-length biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America's boxing greats.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 031227162X
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as: "The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side. "Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such? "Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future. "A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered. The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829931
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. This new volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Pat Murphy, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Kate Wilhelm, Alexander Jablokov, Walter Job Williams, Paul J. McAuley, Neal Barrett, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Octavia E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Lucius Shepard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joseph Manzione, Ian Watson, Susan Palwick, Michael Flynn, Dean Whitlock, R. Garcia y Robertson, Gene Wolfe, Michael McDowell, Orson Scott Card, Michael Bishop, Kim Stanley Robinson. More than ever, this anthology truly is the best science fiction of the year--the one volume no SF fan can be without.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829923
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. This latest volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Lucius Shepard, Orson Scott Card, Damon Knight, Pat Cadigan, Robert Silverberg, Somtown Sucharitkul, Tanith Lee, Scott Baker, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Richard Kearns, Greg Bear, Bruce Sterling, Jack Dann, Tim Powers, James Patrick Kelly, Connie Willis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams, Neal Barret, Jr., Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Maddox, Karen Joy Fowler, William Gibson. More than any other anthology, this volume truly is the best science fiction of the year--the single book no SF fan can be without.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829516
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. To read is to journey, and to read science fiction is to venture into a myriad of imaginative and delightful worlds, such as: - Robert Reed's fabulous galaxy-circling starship and its fascinating inhabitants, "The Remoras" - The planet Mercury, where there is more than meets the eye in Stephen Baxter's "Cilia-of-Gold" - Two very different Hainish worlds--with very different customs--in two knockout novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin - A junkyard in Brooklyn that won't stay put in "The Hole in the Hole" by Terry Bisson In all, this volume presents twenty-three of the finest works of speculative fiction published in the past year, including stories by such diverse and fantastic talents as Michael Bishop, Pat Cadigan, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Michael F. Flynn, Lisa Goldstein, Joe Haldeman, Katharine Kerr, Nancy Kress, Maureen F. McHugh, Mike Resnick, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, William Sanders, Brian Stableford, George Turner, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams. Rounded out with Gardner Dozois's insightful overview of the year in science fiction and a long list of recommended reading, this volume is the starting point for dozens of delightful ventures into the marvels of human imagination.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventh Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146682946X
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventh Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. Reaching from the sky to the edge of the world, science fiction is the literature of the imagination, and this year's collection gathers into one volume the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent fiction of 1989. This year's collection features works by many of science fiction's greatest writers--both veterans and newcomers--including: Neal Barret, Jr., Gregory Benford, Alan Brennert, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, Alexander Jablokov, Janet Kagan, William King, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Megan Lindholm, Judith Moffett, Steven Popkes, Mike Resnick, Robert Sampson, Charles Sheffield, Lucius Shepard, Robert Silverberg, S.P. Somtow, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, John Varley, Connie Willis.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466829532
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. From Cyberspace to outer space, from the Dark Continent to the speed of light, the dozens of stories in this terrific collection represent the year's finest offerings in imaginative fiction. Among the twenty-eight tales assembled here are: The Land of Nod, Mike Resnick's powerful tale of the orbital space colony Kirinyaga and how the old ways conflict with the new. Foreign Devils, Walter Jon Williams's exotic revision of the War of the Worlds Martian Invasion. Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland, Gwyneth Jones's unpredictable venture into the frightening territory of on-line romance. Death Do Us Part, Robert Silverberg's masterful tale of love in the future. In addition, there are two dozen more stories from today's and tomorrow's brightest stars, including, William Barton, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, James P. Blaylock, Damien Broderick, Michael Cassutt, Jim Cowan, Tony Daniel, Gregory Feeley, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Jonathan Lethem, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Paul Park, Robert Reed, Charles Sheffield, Bud Sparhawk, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Cherry Wilder, Gene Wolfe. Rounding out the volume are a long list of Honorable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's comprehensive survey of the year in science fiction. In all, the stories assembled here will take you as far as technology, imagination, and hope can go. Climb aboard.

Papa Jack

Author: Randy Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029269008
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Papa Jack from the Author: Randy Roberts. When Jack Johnson defeated white heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries in 1910, it was America's notions of racial superiority that staggered under his blows. Amid riots and lynchings, the search began for the Great White Hope who could put the "uppity" new champion in his place. Here is the startling true story of the most famous--and most hated--black American of his day. "Papa Jack" takes us into a violent and sordid world. It is an astonishing tale of black defiance--and white retribution--set against the dramatic canvas of sports and spectacle in Jim Crow America.

On 20468 Petercook

Author: Andy Duncan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466817755
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On 20468 Petercook from the Author: Andy Duncan. To the Fringe...and Beyond. A Tor.Com Original. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.