Edited by Mike Resnick
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Review by Steve Sawicki
Science Fiction Book Club ISBN/ITEM#: 9781582882239
Date: 06 April 2007 / Show Article /
Crime and science fiction go way back, most likely because at the time both genres were being born you couldn't make a living writing either one so writers diversified and found they could actually reach poverty level by producing huge amounts of work in multiple genres. From official release/information:
Book Description: From H.G. Wells to Rod Serling, from Ray Bradbury to The X-Files, stories of the unexplained have long piqued our curiosity. Whether it's about extraterrestrials or strange science, science fiction readers have something in common with enthusiasts of mystery and crime fiction—an innate desire to know.
With that in mind, the Club invited Nebula and five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick to commission police procedurals with an SF twist. Resnick's challenge to his co-authors: Give me a science fiction mystery, make it novella length, play fair with the reader, and no genuflecting to the Hammett/Chandler school of writing.
The result, Alien Crimes, brings together six original novellas from six award-winning writers with stories equally diverse in both style and subject matter. This all-new SFBC Creation takes readers through wormholes; to undersea alien breeding grounds; to a hotel where the squishy walls may be more than they seem, and destinations beyond.
(Source: Science Fiction Book Club)