Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Deal Me in Short Story Challenge

Deal Me in Short Story Challenge

For the short story challenge, I am assigning a different writer to each of the suits of the deck.

Hearts-Isaac Asimov
2-Ring Around the Sun
3-The Magnificent Possession
5-The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use
6-Black Friar of the Flame
8-The Secret Sense
9-Homo Sol
10-Half-Breeds on Venus
J-The Imaginary

Clubs-Robert Silverberg
2-The Road to Nightfall
3-The Silent Colony
4-Absolutely Inflexible
5-The Macauley Circuit
6-The Songs of Summer
7-To Be Continued
9-The Artifact Business
10-Collecting Team
J-A Man of Talent
Q-One-Way Journey
K-Sunrise on Mercury

Diamonds-Harlan Ellison
A-The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
2-Along the Scenic Route
3-On the Downhill Side
4-O Ye of Little Faith
7-Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
10-Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
J-The Face of Helene Bournouw
Q-Bleeding Stones
K-At the Mouse Circus

Spades-John Varley
A-Picnic on Nearside
2-Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
3-In the Hall of the Martian Kings
4-Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
5-The Barbie Murders
6-The Phantom of Kansas
7-Beatnik Bayou
8-Air Raid
9-The Persistence of Vision
10-Press Enter
J-The Pusher
Q-Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo


Anonymous said...

Great list, Jim! I'm not that familiar with Silverberg or Varley, but I know you can't go wrong with Asimov and Ellison. Asimov's Homo Sol was on a prior year's DealMe In list of mine. I also really enjoyed his autobiography, "I, Asimov" a few years back.

Hope you enjoy the challenge!

Carl V. Anderson said...

Those are some great authors, and I imagine you have some great reading ahead.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! it has a fun and interesting set up, much more interesting than just saying "I'm going to read this short story collection by this author".

Jim Black said...

My plan is to alternate between each of the authors. Next up is a story by Asimov.
I thought this was an interesting idea for a challenge.