Budayeen Nights by George Alec Effinger

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George Alex Effinger's first short-fiction collection in nearly 15 years, these nine tales are set in Budayeen, the walled city in the sand, a city of dark shadows and even darker inhabitants, where a Raymond Chandleresque vision has been created-hardboiled, noir, futuristic-but with a twist. The sights, smells, and denizens of Budayeen are brought to life-from the city's sordid, decadent underbelly to the glamorous excesses of the sex industry. This collection includes four tales of Marîd Audran, the protagonist in Effinger's three highly acclaimed Budayeen novels. Also included is Effinger's best-known story, "Schrödinger's Kitten," in which a young girl's dreams portend myriad possible quantum futures, all focused on her encounter with a would-be rapist.
 

About George Alec Effinger

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George Alec Effinger contributed regularly to the top science fiction and fantasy magazines including New Dimensions, Orbit, and Universe. His novelette Schrödinger's Kitten won the Hugo, Japanese Seiun, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial awards. He published several novels including The Exile Kiss, A Fire in the Sun, What Entropy Means to Me, and When Gravity Fails.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Golden Gryphon Press. 245 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Days before his death, Effinger began the final story, "The Plastic Pasha," barely an excerpt, but pungent and alive.(Sept.)FYI:Fantasy and mystery writer Barbara Hambly, Effinger's third wife, provides an introduction and commentary on individual stories, which in many cases vary from previously...

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"Marid Throws a Party" would have been the first two chapters of the fourth Budayeen novel, and "The World As We Know it" gives us a glimpse of Marid later in his life.

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Strange Horizons

This has the feel of not just a story set in the future, but an alternate future -- there's a reference to the Americas never having been settled -- and much of the story's elusive mystery stems from this.

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