TOC: ‘With a Little More Help From My Friends’ by Mike Resnick and Friends

Mike Resnick has sent us the table of contents for his upcoming book With a Little More Help From My Friends, a collection of short fiction co-authored with 21 other fine writers.

Here’s the book description:

There are nine rockets on this cover and, you know, that’s not nearly enough. Every writer in this book is a rocket in science fiction circles. Some very well known, plying established routes regularly between stars. Others, soon to achieve orbit. But all having talent recognized by Mike Resnick, who has won several (and is often nominated for more) of another kind of rocket, the Hugo award for best science fiction story. Put Mr. Resnick together with other talented writers and wonderful things happen. In this book are twenty-one such flights blasting marvelously beyond warp speed, through hyperspace barriers, and … well, now you know why there are so many rockets on the cover. SO open this book, you are in for a starfleet of treats!

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Game Face” (with Robert Sheckley)
  2. “Dobchek, Lost in the Funhouse” (with Kay Kenyon)
  3. “Inefficiencies on the Dark Continent” (with Ralph Roberts)
  4. “A Muse With Burning Eyes” (with B.D. Faw)
  5. “Swimming Upstream in the Wells of the Desert” (with Susan R. Matthews)
  6. “Before the Beginning” (with Harry Turtledove)
  7. “The Hermit of the Skies” (with Paul Crilley)
  8. “Prevenge” (with Kevin J. Anderson)
  9. “A Small Skirmish in the Culture War” (with James Patrick Kelly)
  10. “Solomon’s Choice” (with Nancy Kress)
  11. “The Last Actor” (with Linda Donahue)
  12. “Jellyfish” (with David Gerrold)
  13. “Conspiracies: A 937-page Condensed Novel” (with Eric Flint)
  14. “Not Quite Alone in the Dream Quarter” (with Pat Cadigan)
  15. “Soulmates” (with Lezli Robyn)
  16. “Peacekeeper” (with Brad R. Torgersen)
  17. “Mooncakes” (with Laurie Tom)
  18. “Incident on the Low Seas” (with John Kenny)
  19. “The Things That Pearls Can Buy” (with Gio Clairval)
  20. “The Hotel of the Suicides” (with Sabina Theo)
  21. “Hush, Little Baby, Don’t You Cry” (with Brennan Harvey)

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Farthest Star (July 29, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1570902682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570902680