Ghosts, Girls, & Other Phantasms by Stephen Goldin

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GHOSTS, GIRLS, & OTHER PHANTASMS is a comprehensive collection of Stephen Goldin’s solo short fiction, containing most of the stories from his earlier collection THE LAST GHOST AND OTHER STORIES. (The "Angel in Black" stories have been broken out into their own volume.) It includes some of his best-known stories, such as the Nebula Award finalist story “The Last Ghost” and the oft-anthologized “Sweet Dreams, Melissa.” The complete Table of Contents lists:

Sweet Dreams, Melissa
The Girls on USSF 193
Nice Place to Visit
When There's No Man Around
Xenophobe
Grim Fairy Tale
Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening
Stubborn
But As A Soldier, For His Country
The World Where Wishes Worked
Apollyon Ex Machina
Prelude to a Symphony of Unborn Shouts
Portrait of the Artist as a Young God
The Last Ghost
Haunted Houses

The stories in this book run the gamut from humor to pathos, and demonstrate the evolution of a prolific writer in the speculative fiction field. Enjoy!
 

About Stephen Goldin

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Stephen Goldin was born in Philadelphia in 1947, but he's lived in California since 1960. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life. His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky, with whom he co-wrote the highly acclaimed nonfiction book The Business of Being a Writer. His current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series. Mt. Goldin served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for three years as editor of the SFWA Bulletin, and another three years as the organization's Western Regional Director. He has lived with cats all his adult life. Artistically he enjoys Broadway musicals and surrealist art.
 
Published September 20, 2011 by Parsina Press. 237 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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