A Touch of Infinity: Thirteen New Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Howard Fast

Open Road Media | December 27, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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A collection of thirteen stunning stories by one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth century

A follow-up to his 1970 science fiction collection, The General Zapped an Angel, Fast's book of thirteen new science fiction stories is brisk and engrossing. In "The Hoop," a scientist builds a portal to an unknown destination, which the mayor of New York City hijacks to use as a garbage dump until the location's surprising, and hilarious, revelation. And in "The Egg," set three thousand years in the future, a research team discovers an egg, something they have never seen before, cryogenically frozen in a nuclear bunker. These thirteen stories are bizarre, hilarious, poignant, and sure to entertain.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Open Road Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1453235361

ISBN - 13: 9781453235362

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A Touch of Infinity: Thirteen New Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Howard Fast

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Open Road Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1453235361

ISBN - 13: 9781453235362

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A collection of thirteen stunning stories by one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth century

A follow-up to his 1970 science fiction collection, The General Zapped an Angel, Fast's book of thirteen new science fiction stories is brisk and engrossing. In "The Hoop," a scientist builds a portal to an unknown destination, which the mayor of New York City hijacks to use as a garbage dump until the location's surprising, and hilarious, revelation. And in "The Egg," set three thousand years in the future, a research team discovers an egg, something they have never seen before, cryogenically frozen in a nuclear bunker. These thirteen stories are bizarre, hilarious, poignant, and sure to entertain.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

About the Author

Howard Fast was born January 11, 1914. The grandson of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, he was raised in a poor family, and his politics have always been an important part of his life and work. A fighter for anti-Fascist causes and a member of the Communist party, he was jailed for three months during the 1950s for refusing to testify about his political activity. Blacklisted as a result, he founded his own publishing house, Blue Heron Press, which released his novel Spartacus (1951), which was made into a popular film in 1960. Some of his works were written under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham. Fast's first novel was published in 1933 during the Great Depression, and he has had a solidly successful career ever since. Considered to be one of the world's most widely read writers, his books have been translated into 82 languages. More than 10 of his novels have been made into films, and The Immigrants (1977) was made into a television miniseries in 1979. His novels are page-turners, in which characters struggle with personal, political, and religious questions in their lives. The female characters-a number of his books have female protagonists-are strong, intelligent, and capable people who must fight to maintain their families and their fortunes amidst the tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Howard Fast died on March 12, 2003.
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