Maybe You've Heard Of Me? Fifteen Fantastical Tales of Famous Figures by Laura Resnick

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In this collection of fifteen of her previously published short stories, Campbell Award winning fantasy author Laura Resnick riffs on the fantastical misadventures of the famous and infamous, both human and otherwise. Robin Hood experiences supply and demand problems, Merlin the Magician tries to turn a recalcitrant musician into a war leader, a lonely boy meets the Loch Ness Monster, Ramses the Mediocre hires a spin wizard to turn him into Ramses the Great, King Arthur looks for meaning in his life as he faces his death, the world's most famous consulting detective assists a bloodsucking client who wants to be immortalized by an Irish novelist, and Santa tries to find work in a tropical clime for the abominable snowman.

This volume contains the following stories:

* Camelot’s Greatest Hits
* By Any Other Name
* Under A Sky More Fiercely Blue
* The Lily Maid of Astolat
* The Abominable Snowman
* The Fortunes of Temperance
* Qadishtu
* The Adventure of the Missing Coffin
* Licensed To Reclaim
* Grievous Wounds
* Those Rowdy Royals!
* The Spin Wizard
* Curren’s Song
* The Quin Quart
* Avant Vanguard


Laura Resnick is the author of the popular Esther Diamond urban fantasy series, whose releases include Disappearing Nightly, Doppelgangster, Unsympathetic Magic, Vamparazzi, and the upcoming Polterheist. She has also written traditional fantasy novels such as In Legend Born, The Destroyer Goddess, and The White Dragon, which made the "Year's Best" lists of Publishers Weekly. An opinion columnist, frequent public speaker, and the Campbell Award-winning author of many sf/f short stories, she is on the Web at

About Laura Resnick

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Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, Illinois. A childhood of being thrown by horses, bitten by dogs, and terrorized by the Resnicks' notorious exploding water well helped prepare her adequately for her future in the publishing industry. Resnick went on to study French, Italian, and linguistics at Georgetown, graduating "cum laude," Shortly thereafter, she tramped around most of the Old World, looking at lots of cool paintings, working in France, and winding up on a kibbutz in Israel for a while. She studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, and spent a volatile but happy year teaching English at the University of Palermo in Italy. By the time she was thirty, Resnick had sold a dozen romance novels, all but one of them written under the pseudonym Laura Leone, and "Romantic Times "magazine named her the best new writer in her genre. She then went on an overland journey across Africa. Everything you could ever want to know about that 8-month journey is recounted in the award-winning nonfiction book, "A Blonde In Africa." While she was in Africa, Resnick won the John W. Campbell Award as Best New Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer in recognition of the short stories she had been writing. Having thus warmed up her muscles, she wrote her first fantasy novel, "In Legend Born" -- a project which made crossing Africa overland seem easy by comparison.
Published February 20, 2011 by Blonde Trifecta. 259 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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