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Past Lives, Present Tense
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 342
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780441006496
ISBN-10 0441006493
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Science fiction authors resurrect a host of colorful historical characters--including Leonardo Da Vinci, Mata Hari, and Edgar Allen Poe, in a unique collection that celebrates past lives yet unlived. Original. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Download the dead in this provocative new collection of original stories by the finest names in science fiction.

Suppose you could pick a famous historical figure and experience your own life as that person. What would you do? Excel in science under the extraordinary influence of Leonardo Da Vinci? Spice up your daily grind with a dash of Mata Hari? Unnerve your neighbors as Edgar Allan Poe? Or, for those who like to live dangerously, there are whispers of a black market--where no one is forbidden.

A word of caution: previous performance does not guarantee future predictability. And in the hands of these masters of science fiction and fantasy, your experience of past lives reborn may not be at all what you expect...

The complete list of contributors:* Elizabeth Moon * Carole Nelson Douglas * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Jerry Oltion * Rod Garcia Y Robertson * Margaret Ball * Janet Berliner * David Bischoff * Gary Braunbeck * Nina Kiriki Hoffman * Tom Knowles * Lillian Stewart Carl * Sharan Newman * Sandy Schofield * Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

* All new and original stories
* The stories draw on a diverse range of characters--from Doc Holliday to Mata Hari--each fully researched by the author with fascinating results

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441006496 Book cover for 9780441009046
 
from Ace Books (January 1, 2002)
9780441009046 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Explores the possibilities of combining the downloaded DNA and memories of such personalities as Ann Boleyn, Jesus Christ, Mata Hari, and Edgar Allan Poe with those willing to spend the money to undergo the process.
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from Ace Books (November 1, 1999)
9780441006496 | details & prices | 342 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Fifteen stories by master science fiction authors explore the possibilities of combining the downloaded DNA and memories of such famous historical personalities as Ann Boleyn, Jesus Christ, Mata Hari, and Edgar Allan Poe with those willing to spend the money to undergo the process
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606192415 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.34
About: Fifteen stories by master science fiction authors explore the possibilities of combining the downloaded DNA and memories of such famous historical personalities as Ann Boleyn, Jesus Christ, Mata Hari, and Edgar Allan Poe with those willing to spend the money to undergo the process

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