Stars: original stories based on the songs of Janis Ian

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Janis Ian, Michael D. Resnick, Mike Resnick
Daw Books, Aug 5, 2003 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Janis Ian has inspired fans for years with her lyrical and evocative music. Now, this popular music legend has invited her favorite science fiction and fantasy writers to interpret her songs using their own unique voices. The result is the most unusual and exciting collaboration in the worlds of both science fiction-fantasy and music.

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I like Janis Ian and I wanted to see what pro songfic looked like. Mostly they just used the songs as epigraphs or similarly; some were relatively literal (for sf values of literal, as when “Society’s ... Read full review

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A Herald of Valdemar and her former lover risk their lives to save others in Mercedes Lackey's "On the Other Side," while in Tanith Lee's "Two Faces of Love," that greatest of emotions receives a ... Read full review



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Janis Ian lives in Nashville, TN.

Mike Resnick was born on March 5, 1942. He sold his first article in 1957, his first short story in 1959, and his first book in 1962. He attended the University of Chicago from1959 through 1961.Resnick began writing stories under various pseudonyms and churned out more than 200 novels, 300 short stories and 2,000 articles, from1964 through1976. He edited 7 different tabloid newspapers and a pair of men's magazines, as well. In 1968 Resnick and his wife became serious breeders and exhibitors of collies, a pursuit they continued through 1981. This led them to purchase the Briarwood Pet Motel in Cincinnati in 1976. It was the country's second-largest luxury boarding and grooming establishment, and they worked full-time at it for the next few years. By 1980 the kennel had made them financially independent, it was being run by a staff of 21, and Mike was free to return to science fiction, albeit at a far slower pace that his previous writing. They sold the kennel in 1993. Beginning with Shaggy B.E.M. Stories in 1988, Mike has also become an anthology editor, and was nominated for a Best Editor Hugo in 1994 and 1995. His list of anthologies in print and in press totals more than 20. Since 1989, Mike has won four Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and has been nominated for nineteen Hugos, eight Nebulas, a Clarke (British), and five Seiun-shos (Japanese). He has also won ten Homer Awards, an Alexander Award, a Golden Pagoda Award, the Seiun Award (Japanese), a Hayakawa SF Award (Japanese), a Locus Award, an Ignotus Award (Spanish), a Futura Award (Croatian), the Tour Eiffel Award (French), the Prix Ozone (French), two Sfinks Awards and a Fantastyka Award (both Polish), and has topped the S. F. Chronicle Poll six times and the Asimov's Readers Poll twice.

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