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The Future Is Ours: 29 Tales of the Fantastic Edward D. Hoch

The Future Is Ours: 29 Tales of the Fantastic

Edward D. Hoch

Published December 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781479403165
Paperback
224 pages
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Edward D. Hoch was and is the undisputed master of the mystery short story. His total output of published short fiction hovers just under 1,000 stories. Hoch (pronounced Hoke) is best remembered for his fair-play and impossible crime short stories,MoreEdward D. Hoch was and is the undisputed master of the mystery short story. His total output of published short fiction hovers just under 1,000 stories. Hoch (pronounced Hoke) is best remembered for his fair-play and impossible crime short stories, particularly the series featuring Dr. Sam Hawthorne, a small-town physician who unraveled seemingly impossible problems in 1920s New England. His other popular series characters included British Intelligence codebreaker Jeffrey Rand and thief-for-hire Nick Velvet. While a vast majority of Ed Hochs stories were mysteries, he enjoyed horror and science fiction. Of his nine-hundred-plus output, he wrote several handfuls of horror and scifi stories that appeared in various magazines and anthologies. It could be argued that his first published story, Village of the Dead (which appeared in the December 1955 issue of the pulp magazine Famous Detective Stories), is as much horror as it is a mystery. In that story, the mass suicide of an entire village is investigated by Simon Ark, a mysterious - possibly two-thousand year old - Coptic Priest. Here, then, are 29 tales of the future, the fantastic, and the improbable by a master of the craft: Edward D. Hoch, writer extraordinaire!