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Tales from the Planet Earth (1986) [Anthology]
by Lino Aldani Brian W. Aldiss Karl-Michael Armer Jon Bing André Carneiro A. Bertram Chandler Ljuben Dilov Tong Enzheng Carlos Maria Federici Harry Harrison Sam J. Lundwall Josef Nesvadba Frederik Pohl Spider Robinson Somtow Sucharitkul Tetsu Yano Ye Yonglie Janusz A. Zajdel Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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“A novel with 19 authors”, according to the cover; it’s actually an anthology with 19 separate episodes on the theme of aliens and humans co-existing in one body, with authors from all over the world.


  • Report From the Planet Earth by Frederik Pohl
  • The Last Word by Elizabeth Anne Hull
  • Sitting Around the Pool, Soaking Up the Rays by Frederik Pohl
  • The Thursday Events by Ye Yonglie
  • User Friendly by Spider Robinson
  • Life as an Ant by André Carneiro
  • Fiddling for Waterbuffaloes by Somtow Sucharitkul
  • S Is for Snake by Lino Aldani
  • The Divided Carla by Josef Nesvadba
  • The View from the Top of the Tower by Harry Harrison
  • Don’t Knock the Rock by A. Bertram Chandler
  • The Owl of Bear Island by Jon Bing
  • Contacts of a Fourth Kind by Ljuben Dilov
  • Infestation by Brian W. Aldiss
  • In the Blink of an Eye by Carlos Maria Federici
  • Particularly Difficult Territory by Janusz A. Zajdel
  • Time Everlasting by Sam J. Lundwall
  • The Middle Kingdom by Tong Enzheng & Elizabeth Anne Hull, adapt.
  • On the Inside Track by Karl-Michael Armer
  • The Legend of the Paper Spaceship by Tetsu Yano; trans. by Gene Van Troyer & Tomoko Oshiro
  • We Servants of the Stars by Frederik Pohl

    Edited by Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull.

Original title: Tales from the Planet Earth
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien Beings

The following works are contained within this one:
     Sitting Around the Pool, Soaking Up the Rays (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Frederik Pohl
     Divided Carla, the (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Josef Nesvadba
     Owl of Bear Island, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Jon Bing
     S is for Snake (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Lino Aldani
     Thursday Events, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Ye Yonglie
     Contacts of a Fourth Kind (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Ljuben Dilov
     User Friendly (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Spider Robinson
     View from the Top of the Tower, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Harry Harrison
     Life as an Ant (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: André Carneiro
     Don't Knock the Rock (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: A. Bertram Chandler
     Fiddling for Waterbuffaloes (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Somtow Sucharitkul

Edition #1: Tales from the Planet Earth

Tales from the Planet Earth (1986)
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Language: English

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Tales from the Planet Earth (1986)

ISBN: 0312784201

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