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    Mike Resnick,Martin H. Greenberg
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    DAW (February 1, 1995)
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Sherlock Holmes in Orbit Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1995. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen. He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and���is the president of TEKNO books. ��He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Mike Resnick (ed) & Martin H. Greenberg (ed) – Sherlock Holmes in Orbit. Sherlock Holmes in Orbit. Authorized by. Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Doyle’s son, Adrian Conan Doyle, alone and in collaboration with John Dickson Carr, then wrote a dozen new Holmes stories which were collected as The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes.

Resnick, Michael . and Martin H. Greenberg (ed. New York: DAW Books, 1995. Smith, Denis O. (e. The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes: 12 New Adventures and Intrigues. London: Running Press, 2014. "Sherlock Holmes Series".

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Sherlock Holmes in Orbit book. Dean Wesley Smith (Contributor). John DeChancie (Goodreads Author) (Contributor). In Mike Resnick's "The Adventure of the Pearly Gate," Holmes is bored in heaven, but makes a deal with Saint Peter to be returned to earth post-Reichenbach. Sep 03, 2017 Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing.

Mike Resnick and Martin Greenberg have collected twenty-six original stories, featuring Holmes in his own . Sherlock Holmes in Orbit" introduces a new facet to one of the most celebrated fictional detectives of all time

Mike Resnick and Martin Greenberg have collected twenty-six original stories, featuring Holmes in his own time, in the present, in the future, and after death. As is to be expected in such an anthology, a few of the stories are superb, most are quite good, and a few are simply dismal - neither good sci-fi nor good Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes in Orbit" introduces a new facet to one of the most celebrated fictional detectives of all time. In this unique volume, several stories describe adventures of the great detective in the past, present and future themes.

Greenberg Martin Sherlock Holmes In America - читать книгу онлайн бесплатно. HOW THE CREATOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES BROUGHT HIM TO AMERICA by Christopher Redmond. 71. THE ROMANCE OF AMERICA by A. Conan Doyle.

Born seventy-five years too late, she is a lover of the opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, Old New York, and all things Victorian. red in Ghosts in Baker Street (Carroll & Graf, 2006). Her first novel, Gramercy Park, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2002, is set in New York City in 1894; she is currently working on a sequel. Paula lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband Roger, and her cat, Hodge.

Sherlock Holmes In America. Sherlock Holmes makes his American debut in this extraordinary new collection of ed crime stories by bestselling mystery writers. The world's greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over nineteenth-century America-from the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and . to fog-shrouded San Francisco.

Authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, twenty-six original, ingenious tales by masterful storytellers are set in every age and feature a confrontation with Fu Manchu and Moriarty and a commission for a vampire, among others. Original.

Agalen
A very readable collection of 26 stories of Sherlock Holmes which, as usual with collections, vary in their appeal but are overall good. Holmes meets Fu Manchu, takes a vampire as a client, is resurrected in holographic form, meets H.G. Well's Time Traveler, becomes a time-hopping investigator, and even manages to make a unique discovery with his bees in his Sussex retirement. Love it when other writers make a try at their own Holmes stories...it tends to bring out their best. And I can never get enough of Holmes. Heck, everybody digs Holmes. Even novelizations of movies, at best a simple souvenir, get special treatment by their authors when the movie is about Holmes. This collection delivers on its promise with some clever variations on the theme scattered throughout the collection.
Vuzahn
Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous and best-loved of fictional characters (and there are some who will argue over the use of the term "fictional"). Mike Resnick and Martin Greenberg have collected twenty-six original stories, featuring Holmes in his own time, in the present, in the future, and after death.
As is to be expected in such an anthology, a few of the stories are superb, most are quite good, and a few are simply dismal - neither good sci-fi nor good Sherlock Holmes. However, the percentage of good to excellent stories is sufficiently high to make this book more than worthy of purchase.
If you noticed the "Other purchases" section of this listing, Marvin Kaye's "The Resurrected Holmes" (or any of the other volumes which he edited) are much the same sort of collections. Kaye, however, also includes biographies of his authors - something which I would have appreciated in "Sherlock Holmes in Orbit." Most of the names meant nothing to me, from which I surmise that most come from the world of science fiction/fantasy (which I do not read extensively) rather than Sherlockiana (which I do).
Many of the stories connect Holmes with his famous nenesis Professor Moriarty, whose expertise on the binomial theorem made him a natural part of the world of computers. "The Future Engine" and "The Russian Grave" are the most satisfactory of this group. There are several time-travel stories, including one which places Holmes on the Titanic. The authors are not jumping on the bandwagon - this collection was published in 1995 - and I found this one of the most satisfactory tales in Resnick's collection. The worst is a pretentious mixture of Holmes, "Alien," and Jack the Ripper, with the incomprehensible title of "Dogs, Masques, Love, Death: Flowers." If that story makes a bit of sense to you, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
Howeve! r, most of the stories are vastly better - with a respect for Holmes' essential character. One of the best is "You See But You Do Not Observe," which answers both the questions of what really happened at the Reichenbach Falls and why we have no documented cases of alien contact. There are two cases involving Holmes in the world of Lewis Carroll - with vastly different perspectives on the latter's character. And there is a delightful case, "The Adventure of the Field Theorems," which allows Holmes to poke gentle fun at the credulity of his "creator" Arthur Conan Doyle.
My 8-out-of-10 rating reflects the 80% entertaining contents of this group of stories. "Sherlock Holmes in Orbit" is an excellent value for the price,and a worthy addition to the collections of Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere (and we ARE everywhere!).
Clandratha
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson have been in the public domain for some time, and since then the literary world seems to be divided between those who can duplicate the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories tolerably well and those who only THINK that they can do this.
The cover on this book is as fascinating as any individual story: an eye-catching color scheme which includes a robotic Sherlock (the eyes are blank and the head is opened to reveal what appears to be a computer chip) superimposed against a background that includes a waterfall (presumably the infamous Reichenbach Falls) and a traditional 19th Century London scene of a horse-drawn carriage on cobblestones.
As one might guess from the title as well, the cover depicts the theme of the book: some of the short stories in it are set, in accordance with tradition, in 19th century London, and some are set in the future.
Even some of the "traditional" stories have a futuristic twist to them. For example, The Adventure of the Second Scarf involves an alien visitation to the year 1897 and a subsequent space flight.
I was prepared to hate all of the futuristic stories, but some of them are intriguing. In "Two Roads, No Choices", two scientists from the year 2014 visit go back 102 years in time to visit Holmes and Watson in their lodgings on Baker Street in order to ascertain why the Titanic did NOT sink.
This story has got a warm familiar Rod Serling kind of feel to it, and it's very easy to forgive the author, Dean Wesley Smith, for overlooking (deliberately, I'm sure) the fact that by 1912, Conan Doyle's Holmes had long since left Baker Street and retired to his country home in Sussex to keep bees.
"The Case of the Purloined L'isitek" by Josepha Sherman is a cute futuristic story about a staid and dignified horsy race known as the Shrr'loks on the planet Kholmes ruled by a pony whose mannerisms resemble those of a certain fictitious earthly detective - just the sort of story that I wanted to hate but couldn't.
Some of the more traditional stories cleverly interweave actual historical personages or events from the Sherlockian era with genuine references from the Conan Doyle stories or with conclusions drawn by Sherlockians from those stories.
"The Adventure of the Russian Grave" by William Barton and Michael Capobianco involves an actual astronomical event that took place in the early 20th century, plausibly anticipated by Professor Moriarty's "Dynamics of an Asteroid".
"The Future Engine" by Byron Tetrick features the son of mathematician Charles Babbage, a genuine historical figure, whose creation of an analytical engine to perform mathematical calculations anticipate the development of the computer - the functions of which really do match Sherlock Holmes's description (from Conan Doyle's "Adventure of the Greek Interpreter") of the mental processes of his brother Mycroft.
There are also two stories in this volume which alternatively provide a lighter and darker side of Lewis Carroll.
And Frank M. Robinson`s "The Phantom of the Barbary Coast" sets Holmes and Watson in 1895 San Francisco ("The most evil city in the world, Watson; it would put Port Said to shame!"). There is a reference to Watson's having lived in this city before during a prior marriage that ended in tragedy. This is not directly derived from anything that Conan Doyle wrote, but I'm pretty sure that it is a tribute to Ronald Knox or some other Sherlockian cryptographer who concluded the existence of such a marriage based on his own reading between the lines of the Conan Doyle stories.
There are also stories in this volume not worth mentioning and others that are worth mentioning, if only to chastise the author. The logic that provides the solution to "You See But Do Not Observe" (a cat in the box is neither alive nor dead until one observes its condition) is unworthy of any adult consideration, let alone that of Sherlock Holmes or an advanced futuristic society. Equally illogical is the solution to "The Adventure of the Pearly Gate". Yet that last story, together with Janni Lee Simner's "Illusions" (an homage to Conan Doyle`s actual interest in the afterlife), describes a recurring theme that often occurs in collections such as this: Sherlock Holmes can never die, can never be ALLOWED to die.
I wonder. Although he still has a loyal following, it's hard to imagine that the man who could discern the trades of everyone on a third-class carriage on the Underground (as suggested by Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet") by observing certain defining features would have the same success in an age where computers have eliminated much of the variety that once might have distinguished one professional from another.
Could the detective who used the distinguishing characteristics of a typewriter to unmask a scoundrel in Conan Doyle's "A Case of Identity" have the same success in an era where the word processor and laser printer have replaced the typewriter? Could purloined documents (from "The Case of the Naval Treaty" and "The Case of the Second Stain") be recovered so readily when faxes, photocopiers, and email make them so readily reproducible? And is a Sherlockian passion for justice permissible at a time when people are often quite willing to parse justice for base and self-serving motives?
Perhaps we keep Sherlock Holmes alive because we need him as a live object of respect. And perhaps we need him for this purpose because deep inside, we know that we are dead.