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Paul Cook

Paul Cook is an American science fiction writer and classical music critic. He is a Principal Lecturer in the English Department at Arizona State University. Paul Cook has published short stories in Amazing Stories, Digital Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction, The Hawai'i Review, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Nameless Review, and New Letters. He also writes book reviews for Galaxy's Edge Magazine. He most recently wrote the introduction to the 2006 edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tanar of Pellucidar (Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press) and is the Series Editor for the Phoenix Science Fiction Classic series from Phoenix Pick, an imprint of Arc Manor books.

ALL BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR
Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

Tintagel

Paul Cook

Music can be many things, but when it is used as a medium to spread a deadly virus that transports listeners to a deadly world of dreams, it threatens the future of humanity itself.

But not everyone is susceptible to the deadly virus and there is a group of 'stalkers' who are immune to its effects....

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Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

The Alejandra Variations

Paul Cook

Nicholas Tejada is a dreamer having his dreams harvested by Mnemos Nine—a computer used in a top-secret government project.

But where do the dreams end and reality begin? And what is the ultimate goal of Project Foresee?...

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The Engines of Dawn

Paul Cook

The great engines of the Enamorati have enabled humanity to travel the stars, but at what cost? Little is known of the jealously guarded engines while a complacent humanity slowly loses its edge and becomes increasingly dependent on mysterious alien technologies.

However, when an engine failure str...

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The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction

Edited by Paul Cook

The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction Stories is a collection of stories taken from across the 19th century and into the early 20th that showcases many of the genre’s early attempts. “Science Fiction” of this period is rich with new ideas that reflect both the concerns and the imagin...

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Karma Kommandos

Paul Cook

Chuckle has just hit the streets of 21st century L.A. with devastating results. A member of the L.A.P.D.’s Protean Set—special detectives who can change their appearances—Rory Koestler sets out after Bob Thermopylae, L.A.’s main dealer in Chuckle. The problem is, someone else is after him as well—as...

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On the Rim of the Mandala

Paul Cook

Lou Colleran is an immortal. But even immortals can be killed.

For the universe is being threatened by genetically designed creatures called calibans. And the only thing between them and the destruction of the worlds of the Mandala is Lou Colleran.

But can Lou Colleran, an immortal haunted by a wo...

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Duende Meadow

Paul Cook

When the last great war came, a small group of survivors hid themselves below the fields of Kansas, living in a place of eternal twilight.

Over time the energy surrounding the descendants of these survivors turned them into Duendes, ghost-like beings, never having seen real light or knowing anythin...

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Fortress on the Sun

Paul Cook

Ra is a 21st century prison camp that also acts as a facility for harvesting metals—from the Sun. The prisoners have all been banished here for extreme crimes, but none of them remembers anything from their past.

As a lethal disease slowly spreads through the camp and the prisoners are abandoned, I...

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Halo

Paul Cook

The mysterious alien artifact called the Halo came quietly and mysteriously and then sowed the earth with seeds that threatened to destroy humanity by destroying their souls.

But the aliens had underestimated the human spirit, and a band of Moon-based scientists survives to fight and take back what...

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