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In the Quake Zone

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In the Quake Zone

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Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club, 2005

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Time-quakes are disrupting Los Angeles in the sixties. A soul-scarred Vietnam vet takes a job as a time-raveler, sewing up the loose threads of unraveled lives, but now he's on a case that threatens to unravel his own life. Why are young men are disappearing from West Hollywood? Is there a serial killer preying on the nascent gay community? Or is there some darker force at work? A brilliant and disturbing short novel, gritty and realistic, filled with recognizable details. This crossover mix of science fiction and noir mystery evokes a not-yet-forgotten time and place on the threshold of change.

This novella originally appeared in the anthology Down These Dark Spaceways (2005), edited by Mike Resnick. It can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006), edited by Gardner Dozois.


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