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Tor Double #6: Enemy Mine / Another Orphan

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Tor Double #6: Enemy Mine / Another Orphan

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Author: John Kessel
Barry B. Longyear
Publisher: Tor, 1989
Series: Tor Double: Book 6

1. Tor Double #1: A Meeting With Medusa / Green Mars
2. Tor Double #2: Hardfought / Cascade Point
3. Tor Double #3: Born With The Dead / The Saliva Tree
4. Tor Double #4: Tango Charley and Foxtrot Remeo / The Star Pit
5. Tor Double #5: No Truce With Kings / Ship of Shadows
6. Tor Double #6: Enemy Mine / Another Orphan
7. Tor Double #7: Screwtop / The Girl Who Was Plugged In
8. Tor Double #8: The Nemesis From Terra / Battle for the Stars
9. Tor Double #9: The Ugly Little Boy / The [Widget], The [Wadget], and Boff
10. Tor Double #10: Sailing to Byzantium / Seven American Nights
11. Tor Double #11: Houston, Houston, Do You Read? / Souls
12. Tor Double #12: He Who Shapes / The Infinity Box
13. Tor Double #13: The Blind Geometer / The New Atlantis
14. Tor Double #14: The Saturn Game / Iceborn
15. Tor Double #15: The Last Castle / Nightwings
16. Tor Double #16: The Color of Neanderthal Eyes / And Strange At Ecbatan the Trees
17. Tor Double #17: Divide and Rule / The Sword of Rhiannon
18. Tor Double #18: Vintage Season / In Another Country
19. Tor Double #19: Ill Met In Lankhmar / The Fair in Emain Macha
20. Tor Double #20: The Pugnacious Peacemaker / The Wheels of If
21. Tor Double #21: Home is the Hangman / We, In Some Strange Power's Employ
22. Tor Double #22: Thieves' Carnival / The Jewel of Bas
23. Tor Double #23: Riding The Torch / Tin Soldier
24. Tor Double #24: Elegy For Angels And Dogs / The Graveyard Heart
25. Tor Double #25: Fugue State / The Death of Doctor Island
26. Tor Double #26: Press Enter / Hawksbill Station
27. Tor Double #27: Eye for Eye / The Tunesmith
28. Tor Double #28: A Short Sharp Shock / The Dragon Masters
29. Tor Double #29: Nanowire Time / The Persistence of Vision
30. Tor Double #30: The Longest Voyage / Slow Lightning
31. Tor Double #31: Naked to the Stars / The Alien Way
32. Tor Double #32: Run For The Stars / Echoes of Thunder
33. Tor Double #33: Bwana / Bully!
34. Tor Double #34: Rule Golden / Double Meaning
35. Tor Double #35: Silent Thunder / Universe
36. Tor Double #36: Conjure Wife / Our Lady of Darkness

Book Type: Anthology
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Enemy Mine

Hugo- and Nebula-winning Novella which inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr.

This is the story of a man, incomplete in himself, taught to be a human by his sworn enemy, an alien being who leaves with the human its most important possession: its future.

The time is the future and a savage war rages between Earth and the planet Dracon, which is inhabited by intelligent, lizard-like creatures. An earth pilot and a Dracon creature both crash-land on the fiery, barren planet Fyrine IV. The two sworn enemies can think only of destroying each other, until they come to realize the only way either will survive is for both to overcome their undying hatred.

Another Orphan

Hugo-nominated and Nebula-winning Novella

Patrick Fallon is an analyst working on the Chicago stock exchange. An ex 'longhair', the man found himself in need of real employment as the exigencies of life made their demands and the counter-culture movement drew to a close. Starting as a runner, Fallon worked his way up to stock analyst in a few years, and at the opening of the story is leading a standard yuppie life in the metro area with a girlfriend he's unsure he loves. Mundane to the max, Fallon feels little motivation or excitement in life, and moreover, is unaware of the lack.

Waking up on a whaling ship at sea in the opening pages, however, existence takes on a whole new dynamic - one he quickly realizes is a manifestation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The novel coming alive around him, life at sea in contrast to life in Chicago, and the questions which arise as a result, provide a context to existence Fallon never had. (synopsis by Speculiction)

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