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Published August 2012
Win Some, Lose Some Hardcover price: $35.00

First edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-0-98579-890-1
Page count: 646
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Win Some, Lose Some

by Mike Resnick

Between 1989 and 2012, a span of 23 years, the members of the World Science Fiction Society have seen fit to honor Mike Resnick with 36 Hugo nominations, 30 for his fiction, more than any other science fiction author. The 30 nominated short stories, including the five winning tales, are included in this volume.

As you read through these stories, you'll find Theodore Roosevelt attempting to bring civilization to the Congo...and to London. You'll return, with some regularity, to Africa, whether a mythical version existing on a terraformed asteroid or the historical birthplace of humanity along the Olduvai Gorge. Love and loss are depicted whether for a missing spouse, an old friend, an author one has never met, or a copper-skinned Martian princess. Walk in the dusty footsteps of Koriba or see what it is like to live with Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, and Igor. Like the fables which are embedded in so many of these tales, these stories will entertain and make you think. Without seeming to, Resnick adds layers of depth to even the most innocuous-seeming story. And when you are finished, you ll find yourself thinking about all they have to say.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Carol Resnick
1989 – "Kirinyaga", with an introduction by Gardner Dozois
1990 – "For I Have Touched the Sky", with an introduction by Nancy Kress
1991 – "Bully!", with an introduction by Harry Turtledove
1991 – "The Manamouki", with an introduction by Connie Willis
1992 – "Winter Solstice", with an introduction by Laura Resnick
1992 – "One Perfect Morning, With Jackals", with an introduction by Janis Ian
1993 – "The Lotus and the Spear", with an introduction by Ralph Roberts
1994 – "Mwalimu in the Squared Circle", with an introduction by Barry Malzberg
1995 – "Barnaby in Exile", with an introduction by John Scalzi
1995 – "A Little Knowledge", with an introduction by Nick DiChario
1995 – "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge", with an introduction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1996 – "When the Old Gods Die", with an introduction by Michael Stackpole
1996 – "Bibi", with an introduction by Susan Shwartz
1997 – "The Land of Nod", with an introduction by Lou Anders
1998 – "The 43 Antarean Dynasties", with an introduction by Michael Swanwick
2000 – "Hothouse Flowers", with an introduction by Kay Kenyon
2000 – "Hunting the Snark", with an introduction by David Brin
2001 – "The Elephants on Neptune", with an introduction by Jack McDevitt
2002 – "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", with an introduction by Eric Flint
2002 – "Redchapel", with an introduction by Kevin J. Anderson
2004 – "Robots Don’t Cry", with an introduction by Robert Silverberg
2005 – "A Princess of Earth", with an introduction by Catherine Asaro
2005 – "Travels With My Cats", with an introduction by Sheila Williams
2006 – "Down Memory Lane", with an introduction by Michael A. Burstein
2007 – "All the Things You Are", with an introduction by Robert J. Sawyer
2008 – "Distant Replay", with an introduction by Lezli Robyn
2009 – "Article of Faith", with an introduction by James Patrick Kelly
2009 – "Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders", with an introduction by Bill Fawcett
2010 – "The Bride of Frankenstein", with an introduction by Kij Johnson
2011 – "The Homecoming", with an introduction by Brad R. Torgerson

Mike Resnick is the author of numerous short stories and novels. He has received 36 Hugo Award nominations and won the award five times. In 2012, Mike is Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). When not writing, you can find Mike enjoying fine meals, enjoying the horses, and spending time with his real reason for living, his wife, Carol.

Publishing information

ISFiC Press; First Edition (2012).

Jacket Art by Vincent di Fate
Series Editor: Steven H Silver

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