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Tinkoo said in July 6th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

That Baen book link is very good; guess I need to begin paying closer attention to Baens.

Also look for these stories in the book you link above: Campbell’s “Who Goes There?” & C L Moore’s “Shambleau”. Later is nowhere near Moore’s best (in fact, it’s her first published story), but may be the among the most interesting vampire variants I’ve seen.

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Krishnan said in July 10th, 2008 at 6:26 am

Hi can you tell me if Nancy Kress’ celebrated short story Beggars in Spain is online anywhere ? I guess it was later expanded into novel length book.

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Rusty said in July 11th, 2008 at 7:13 am

Krishnan, I am not aware of where to find Nancy Kress’s story. You could try any of the techniques I list in my article Nine Secrets For Finding Your Favorite Science Fiction Short Stories Online. Good luck with that, I’ve heard it is a great story!

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Jim Harris said in July 16th, 2008 at 5:52 am

“The Cold Equations” is a classic for sure. It would be interesting to make a list of all the stories it has inspired. For example, “Think Like a Dinosaur” by James Patrick Kelly has a cold equation in it too. Every now and then I come across a story that uses that plot trick. Rusty, can you think of any more?

Thanks for the Baen link, I’ll head on over there.

Jim

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Rusty said in July 16th, 2008 at 7:57 am

Jim,

Off the top of my head I am not able to think of any other stories that were inspired by “The Cold Equations.” (That would make a great post though!) I will definitely check out “Think Like a Dinosaur”, however.

Perhaps some of our readers can help – does anybody else know of stories inspired by “The Cold Equations?”