The Best of Crank! by Bryan Cholfin

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The debut of Crank! stunned the science fiction world with its disregard for obsolete notions of genre fiction, instead insisting on highly individual and imaginative fiction of literary distinction. This volume presents the best from Crank!.Featuring stories from Ursula K. Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, Michael Bishop, Jonathan Lethem, R.A. Lafferty, A.A. Attanasio, Brian Aldiss, Gwyneth Jones, Lisa Tuttle, Robert Devereaux, Karen Joy Fowler, Eliot Fintushel, Carter Scholz.

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Cholfin won the 1995 World Fantasy award for small-press publishing.
Published August 15, 1998 by Tor Books. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Seventeen tales, 1987—96, collected from the small press magazine Crank!, whose editor Cholfin’s mission statement is to dismantle the concept of genre altogether—a marketing strategy, not a literary classification, he insists, with some justification.

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Also notable, not least for its originality and its brilliant playfulness of language, is Eliot Fintushel's ""Santacide."" Other name authors represented in this fine sampling of the field include A.A.

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In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of books published outside the SF category that are essentially SF books, making use of conceits that have been common currency in SF for decades.

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