Ghosts, Girls, and Other Phantasms

Parsina Press
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comprehensive collection of Stephen Goldin's solo short fiction,
containing most of the stories from his earlier collection THE LAST
GHOST AND OTHER STORIES. (The "Angel in Black" stories have been broken
out into their own volume.) It includes some of his best-known stories,
such as the Nebula Award finalist story "The Last Ghost" and the
oft-anthologized "Sweet Dreams, Melissa." The complete Table of
Contents lists:

  • Sweet Dreams, Melissa

  • The Girls on USSF 193

  • Nice Place to Visit

  • When There's No Man Around

  • Xenophobe

  • Grim Fairy Tale

  • Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening

  • Stubborn

  • But As A Soldier, For His Country

  • The World Where Wishes Worked

  • Apollyon Ex Machina

  • Prelude to a Symphony of Unborn Shouts

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young God

  • The Last Ghost

  • Haunted Houses

The stories in this book run the gamut from humor to pathos,
and demonstrate the evolution of a prolific writer in the speculative
fiction field.  

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About the author

Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Stephen Goldin has lived in California since 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky, with whom he co-wrote the first edition of the highly acclaimed nonfiction book The Business of Being a Writer. His current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series.

He served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as the organization’s Western Regional Director. He has lived with cats all his adult life. Artistically, he enjoys Broadway musicals and surrealist art.

Learn more about him at his Web site,

Get updates on his doings at his blog, The Ingesterie.



Learn about Stephen Goldin’s other ebooks at

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Jul 4, 2011
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