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Counting Up, Counting Down: Stories

Authors: Turtledove, Harry
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC040000, FIC029000, FIC028010
ISBN: 9780345454997, Related ISBNs: 0345442261, 0345454995, 0345477987, 9780345442260, 9780345454997
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 416,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From Harry Turtledove, bestselling author and critically acclaimed master of the short story, comes a classic collection of science fiction tales and what-if scenarios. In narratives ranging from fantastic to oddly familiar to eerily prescient, this compelling volume illustrates Turtledove’s literary skill and unbridled imagination.

FORTY, COUNTING DOWN:
With the help of his time travel software, computer genius Justin Kloster returns to the past to stop himself from making a terrible mistake–but all actions have their consequences.

THE MALTESE ELEPHANT: A legendary detective finds himself in grave danger when a noir masterpiece takes a stunning new twist.

GODDESS FOR A DAY:
Taking a page from history, a young girl dares to challenge the gods–and is richly rewarded for her efforts.

DECONSTRUCTION GANG: Mired in unemployment and despair, an academic finds happiness and intellectual fulfillment in a most unexpected place.

TWENTY-ONE, COUNTING UP: Justin Kloster’s college life and romantic dreams are rudely interrupted–and irreversibly disrupted–when forty-year-old Justin arrives from the future to save him from himself.

Plus twelve more thrilling, unforgettable tales of wonder!
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