The Other Side of the Surface

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by J. A. Lawrence

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What goes on in an alien's mind? Star Trek writer J. A. Lawrence finds out!

Everydays, Somedays, and Neverwhens...

An epic, once in a generation publishing event! The collected short stories of a major name in science fiction, and a book-end story to James Blish's classic "Surface Tension"! Written by his wife (aka Judy Blish) and long time writing partner, who knows his writing like no one else.

"The short stories of J.A. Lawrence were among the best science fiction of her time, and here they are collected at last.

The keystone of the collection is "The Other Side of the Surface," her dazzling re-imagination of her late husband James Blish's classic story "Surface Tension." It is an extraordinary companion piece and a superb work in its own right. But nothing in this fine volume will fail to repay the reader's attention."
—Robert Silverberg

Contents include...

  • Introduction
    ~~ Rumors from the Discontinuum ~~
  • The Other Side of the Surface
  • Opening Problem
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
  • This is My Beloved
  • Nothing But
  • Natural History
  • Wild Rose
  • Heir
  • The Naughty Little Unicorn
  • The Persistence of Memory
  • Jungle Fever
  • Natural Causes
  • Nothing, to be Afraid of

    ~~ Turns of the Screwdriver ~~
  • The Prillian Crisis
  • On the Furside
  • The Case of the Lost Lake
  • Going Where in a What?

    ~~ Present Tensions ~~
  • My Father's Eyes
  • A Decrystallization of Emeralds
  • Apple Trees
  • Do Not Go Gentle
  • Too Long a Sacrifice
  • Dark Secrets
  • Some Are Born Great

    ~~ Somewhen in Europe ~~
  • Shadows
  • The Chasm
  • The Inkle Weavers of Middleborough

    ~~ Μεζεδάκια (Greek Snacks, to be Consumed With Wine Or Ouzo) ~~
  • The Haunting of Ano Paleopolis
  • The Bridal Path
  • The Unknown Islands
  • The Complete Greek Myth
  • The Speech

    ~~ For the Very Young ~~
  • Starstuff
  • The Peepee Monster
  • The Purple Hippopotamus

    ~~ Appendix ~~
  • Surface Tension by James Blish


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