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Effinger, George Alec

Works: 74 works in 197 publications in 7 languages and 7,191 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3555.F4, 813.54
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Most widely held works about George Alec Effinger
Most widely held works by George Alec Effinger
A fire in the sun by George Alec Effinger( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marid Audran has risen from street punk to right-hand man for Algiers' boss, and in the wake of murder, suddenly he finds himself a defender of the badge
When gravity fails by George Alec Effinger( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a decadent world of cheap pleasures and easy death, Marid Audran has kept his independence the hard way. Still, like everything else in the Budayeen, he's available ... for a price." "For a new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan. And Marid Audran has been made an offer he can't refuse." "The two-hundred-year-old "godfather" of the Budayeen's underworld has enlisted Marid as his instrument of vengeance. But first Marid must undergo the most sophisticated of surgical implants before he dares to confront a killer who carries the power of every psychopath since the beginning of time."--Jacket
Chains of the sea : three original novellas of science fiction by George Alec Effinger( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each story preceded by a paragraph of commentary
The exile kiss by George Alec Effinger( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a divided near-future, THE EXILE KISS is author George Alec Effinger’s third book about the high-tech Arab ghetto called the Budayeen. It’s a world filled with mind- or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and new personalities; and bodies shaped to perfection by surgery. Marid Audran, having risen from the rank of street hustler is now an enforcer for Friedlander Bey, one of the most feared men in the Budayeen. But betrayal and exile send Marid and Bey out into the lifeless Arabian desert. Can they survive on their own? Will they make it back into hostile territory? Will they find their revenge? With this culmination of the sequence of Marid books, readers will quickly understand why this series is considered one of the great works of modern SF and a defining example of the cyber-punk genre
The nick of time by George Alec Effinger( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time travel: been there, done that … or at least Frank Mihalik has. On February 17, 1996, Frank discovers the secret to time-travel, or at least he thought he had. He must embark on a voyage through time and space in order to set things right. He must survive parallel universes in which--Oh my!--Shirley Temple plays the awesome role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"! Only his love, Cheryl, can save him, but he is almost tricked by a parallel-dimension Cheryl and potentially wrecks his love life. How will Frank survive this wild jerk through these dark counter-universes? And will our universe ever be the same?
Death in Florence by Marco Vichi( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Utopia 3, an experiment in which chosen people are allowed free rein to take whatever they want and do as they please within the boundaries of a large part of Europe in hope that this will spawn an utopian consciousness. Three of its chosen participants question the possible outcome of the experiment and the motives of its founder
The wolves of memory by George Alec Effinger( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bird of time by George Alec Effinger( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far into the future, Hartstein's graduation present from his grandparents was a wonderful trip into the past. He had a long future in the doughnut industry to look forward to but this trip was the icing on the cake. Hartstein had no idea what his trip would be or where it would take him
Heroics by George Alec Effinger( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In HEROICS, Irene--like everyone in the future--struggles with boredom. Food, clothing, and all the necessities of human life have been taken care of. But, what does that leave of life itself? At eighty-two, Irene sets out on a pilgrimage across America hoping to find the answer. Along the way, she becomes transformed, both physically and by her interactions with other civilians all trying to cope with this new world. Filled with wry humor and fantastic symbolism, HEROICS mixes adventure and philosophy in a way both engrossing and entertaining. Of this book, friend and fellow writer Harlan Ellsion said, & ldquo;It is the best Effinger yet & hellip;and for those of us who have been watching with amazement that is about as rich a compliment as you can expect from other envious authors. Damn him, he & rsquo;s good! & rdquo; George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical Science Fiction. Before his death in 2002, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning acclaim from his fans and peers, including a Nebula Award nomination for his first book WHAT ENTROPHY MEANS TO ME. In HEROICS, he revisits some of the themes and characters of that first book for startling, funny and poignant results
Mixed feelings; short stories by George Alec Effinger( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budayeen nights by George Alec Effinger( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These nine tales are set in Budayeen, the walled city in the sand, a city of dark shadows and even darker inhabitants, where a Raymond Chandleresque vision has been created--hardboiled, noir, futuristic--but with a twist. The sights, smells, and denizens of Budayeen are brought to life--from the city's sordid, decadent underbelly to the glamorous excesses of the sex industry
What entropy means to me by George Alec Effinger( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor, watch out! As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense. The crimson mass is lunging forward using long, tentacle-like attachments: what is that thing? Slowly the subhuman blob comes in to focus, and Dore realizes it's a colossal radish! This is a monster never before wrestled with; what are they going to do? After reading this vegetative tale, you won't look at your garden the same way again
Dirty tricks by George Alec Effinger( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these eleven short stories by speculative fiction master George Alec Effinger, New York's populace must deal with the realities of a bi-polar existence; patients' brains are cut to tiny pieces in a clinical search for the medical definition of bliss; a little child's natural fear of the dark is exploded into new mind-bending phobias and a cartoon favorite pays a personal visit to an aging, aching fan. Humor, sheer audacity, and an eclectic array of human fears and expectations placed against each other all make this collection a perfect representation of Effinger's unique voice. He is a truly remarkable talent and one not to be missed
The red tape war by Jack L Chalker( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felicia by George Alec Effinger( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone's about to rip off a sleepy little Louisiana town! Chuck's gang of truckers are geared for looting. When Tom masterminds a false hurricane alert ... When sheriff Boshardt orders an evacuation of the town ... When Chuck moves in to strip the town clean ... Their cool caper escalates into a devastating triple-cross that rips the rooftops off everything from Miami to New Orleans-and nothing-no one will ever be the same!
George Alec Effinger live! from planet Earth by George Alec Effinger( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of science fiction short stories
Relatives, a novel by George Alec Effinger( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Weinraub, Ernst Weinraub, Ernst Weintraub--three slightly different versions of the same name, the same man. Each incarnation of Weintraub/Weinraub inhabits a slightly different version of our world: Ernest Weinraub lives in a maddeningly overcrowded New York, a hellish near-future world where sanity and life are imperiled by a nightmare of pollution, overpopulation and manic power games played by the six despotic men who rule Earth; Ernst Weinraub is a poet and an intellectual who lives in a decadent world in which America has never been colonized, Europe and Asia are crumbling, and Africa has only one populated city, a world where drink, drugs and sex reduce human being to little more than animals and a man feels himself being sucked under with all the others; Ernst Weintraub, an idealistic revolutionary, lives in a world in which the Allies lost the First World War to "Jermany" and people are forced into a terror-ridden underground existence as tyranny rides roughshod over man and civilization. The single factor uniting these startlingly different worlds is Weinraub/Weintraub. But even he is molded and distorted, it would appear, by the various environments and societies, and his problems seem entirely different in each of the three worlds. Yet, as the book progresses, both he and the reader learn that neither time nor place matters--every person must sooner or later make certain basic decisions. RELATIVES is a novel about personality and about duty, chiefly one's duty to the state. The Weinraub/Weintraub variations are carefully orchestrated so that each tells the same story while presenting vastly varying reasons for a single outcome. Once having experienced these three powerful visions of an individual's interaction with society, one is compelled to consider, and reconsider, the foundations of moral and social responsibility
A thousand deaths by George Alec Effinger( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of science fiction thrillers contains a novel and seven short stories centered on the semi-autobiographical character Sandor Courane. The collection's feature novel, "In the Wolves of Memory," paints a world where Earth's governing body, the Representatives, has relinquished control to an increasingly intelligent and self-aware computer known as TECT
Those gentle voices : a Promethean romance of the spaceways by George Alec Effinger( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THOSE GENTLE VOICES A Promethean Romance of the Spaceways "Because it's there..." That was why Earth men climbed Mt. Everest and why, in 2017, they set out for the distant star, Wolf 359. In 1988, they had learned that intelligent inhabitants from a planet orbiting Wolf 359 had been signaling Earth. That fact was reason enough to dispatch a manned probe to explore and investigate. But perhaps there was another reason for the journey. A reason too incredible for Earth people ever to imagine. A reason they might never understand even when they land on the planet they call Jennings' World. Author George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical Science Fiction. Before his death in 2002, he gained the highest esteem amongst his peers for his pitch-perfect stylistic mimicry and his great insight into the human condition. Despite a life filled with chronic illness, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning multiple Nebula and Hugo Award nominations
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A fire in the sun
Alternative Names
Alec Effinger, George

Effinger, Ceo Alec 1947-2002

Effinger, George A.

Effinger, George Alex 1947-2002

George Alec Effinger Amerikaans auteur

George Alec Effinger autore di fantascienza statunitense

George Alec Effinger US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Джордж Алек Эффинджер американский писатель-фантаст

Джордж Ефинджър

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When gravity failsThe exile kissThe bird of timeBudayeen nightsWhat entropy means to meDirty tricksGeorge Alec Effinger live! from planet EarthA thousand deaths