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Here for the pleasure of his millions of fans is a collection of short fiction by best-selling writer Piers Anthony. This collection of sixteen stories includes four that have been published only overseas or in small magazines. Each story isMoreHere for the pleasure of his millions of fans is a collection of short fiction by best-selling writer Piers Anthony. This collection of sixteen stories includes four that have been published only overseas or in small magazines. Each story is introduced by Piers Anthony. The stories include “Alien Plot”, the title story, is a brand new long story that tells of an alien plot of ground that becomes home to a man from our world- “Nonent” is about another kind of alien plot, this one a plot to conquer Earth. “20 Years”, another brand new story, is a fable of life and death in the future.Other stories included are “December Dates”- “Ship of Mustard”, a spicy SF adventure tale- “Imp to Nymph” which was originally published in the World Fantasy Convention program book in 1987- “Evan S”, a story that reveals the truth about who, or what, controls television programming- “Vignettes”, three short-shorts written for a fan publication- “Hearts”, a lovely story written for the Christmas edition of Books and Bookmen, a British magazine- “Revise and Invent”, a very funny satire on the business of being a writer- and “Love 40”, also published only in Britain, which gives new meaning to a traditional tennis term.Known primarily for his novels, Anthony ( Macroscope ) here collects short stories written over a span of 35 years- many are previously unpublished, and original to this volume. For the most part, they are top-notch efforts. December Dates is a touching love story- Imp to Nymph and E Van S demonstrate Anthonys predilection for puns. Overall this is an entertaining assemblage that Anthonys many fans will surely welcome. – Publishers WeeklyCogent, sharply worded...Anthony is certainly right in saying that critics have gone on dismissing him too long and too loudly. – BooklistPiers Anthony is a prolific fantasy author who has written 140 published works over 53 years. Anthony is one of the worlds most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works, including: Bio of a Space Tyrant, Eroma, E.S.P Worm and the heart warming Letters to Jenny. He has also won critical acclaim for his mainstream fiction.