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  1. Federation. (short story collection) cover art by Michael Whelan. Federation is a collection of short stories by American writer H. Beam Piper, edited by John F. Carr. The book was published in 1981 by Ace Books, and again in 1982, 1983 and 1986. Most of these stories take place in the early part of his Terro-Human Future History .

  2. 9 hours ago · "The Last Question" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the November 1956 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly and was anthologized in the collections Nine Tomorrows (1959), The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973), Robot Dreams (1986), The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1986), the retrospective Opus 100 (1969), and in Isaac Asimov: The Complete ...

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    • 1956
    • English
  3. 1 day ago · The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, ...

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    "The Swimmer" is a short story by American author John Cheever, originally published in The New Yorker on July 18, 1964, and then in the 1964 short fiction collection The Brigadier and the Golf Widow. The story was collected in The Stories of John Cheever, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Considered one of Cheever's most outstanding works, "The Swimme...

    The story is told from a third-person omniscient point-of-view, in which the focal character is Neddy Merrill, a suburban resident of the New York State County of Westchester, spanning two of Cheever's fictional communities of Shady Hill and Bullet Park. Neddy Merrill is lounging poolside at the residence of his well-to-do neighbors, the Westerhazy...

    Originally conceived as a novel and pared down from over 150 pages of notes, some scholars believe it is Cheever's most famous and frequently anthologized story. As published, the story is highly praised for its blend of realism and surrealism, the thematic exploration of suburban America, especially the relationship between wealth and happiness, a...

    "The Swimmer" is widely regarded as one of Cheever's "genuine masterpieces" and perhaps the finest piece of short fiction in his oeuvre. The work is frequently found in anthologies. Biographer Scott Donaldson writes that "The Swimmer" has received "as much critical attention as anything Cheever wrote, and deservedly so, since it is beautifully craf...

    Cheever's conception for the story was originally a straightforward and unambiguous invocation of the Greek myth of Narcissus.

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    The O. Henry Award is an annual American award given to short stories of exceptional merit. The award is named after the American short-story writer O. Henry. The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories is an annual collection of the year's twenty best stories published in U.S. and Canadian magazines. Until 2002 there were first, second, and third prize winners...

    The award was first presented in 1919 and funded by the Society of Arts and Sciences. As of 2021, the guest editor chooses twenty short stories, each an O. Henry Prize story. All stories published in an American or Canadian periodical are eligible for consideration, including stories that have been translated into English. The goal of The O. Henry ...

    In 2009 The O. Henry Prize Stories publisher, Anchor Books, renamed the series in partnership with the PEN American Center, producing the first PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories collection. Proceeds from the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 would be directed to PEN's Readers & Writers Program, which sends well-known authors to under served inner-city schoo...

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    • 1919; 103 years ago
  4. 1.5K subscribers in the WilliamGibson community. A place to talk about the various books and short stories written by William Gibson as well as…

  5. 9 hours ago · Love Today is a 2022 Indian Tamil -language romantic comedy - drama film written and directed by Pradeep Ranganathan in his second dirctorial venture after Comali, and produced by Kalapathi S. Aghoram under the banner of AGS Entertainment. [3] The film stars Pradeep Ranganathan himself (in his acting debut), Ivana, Raveena Ravi, Yogi Babu ...

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