The Counterfeit Man and Other Science Fiction Stories

The Counterfeit Man and Other Science Fiction Stories Contents About the Author, An Ounce of Cure, The Dark Door, Meeting of the Board, Circus, My Friend Bobby, The Link, Image of the Gods, Second Sight About the Author Alan Edward Nourse was born in Des Moines, Iowa He earned a BSc degree infrom Rutgers Fromhe started publishing science fiction, and nonfiction on medicine and science His Sci Fi frequently had a medical theme He earned a MD degree infrom the University of Pennsylvania His writing for science fiction magazines helped pay for his medical degree He practiced medicine in North Bend, Washington As Family Doctor he wrote a regular column for Good Housekeeping magazine Fellow Sci Fi writer Robert Heinlein dedicated Farnham s Freehold to Nourse ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, Author Kat Richardson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk An Ounce of Cure ➣ [Epub] ➝ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➭ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Dark Door ❰Download❯ ➽ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Meeting of the Board ❥ [KINDLE] ❂ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ➢ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Circus ❴EPUB❵ ✺ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk My Friend Bobby [KINDLE] ❅ The Good Daughter ❥ Karin Slaughter – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Link [Read] ➵ Crysis Author Peter Watts – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Image of the Gods ➿ [Download] ➽ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Second Sight About the Author Alan Edward Nourse was born in Des Moines ❰Epub❯ ➜ Ghost Author Fred Burton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Iowa He earned a BSc degree infrom Rutgers Fromhe started publishing science fiction [Reading] ➷ Nerve By Dick Francis – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and nonfiction on medicine and science His Sci Fi frequently had a medical theme He earned a MD degree infrom the University of Pennsylvania His writing for science fiction magazines helped pay for his medical degree He practiced medicine in North Bend [Download] ➾ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Washington As Family Doctor he wrote a regular column for Good Housekeeping magazine Fellow Sci Fi writer Robert Heinlein dedicated Farnham s Freehold to Nourse


About the Author: Alan E. Nourse

Alan Edward Nourse was an American science fiction SF author and physician He also wrote under the name Dr X He wrote both juvenile and adult science fiction, as well as nonfiction works about medicine and science Alan Nourse was born to Benjamin and Grace Ogg Nourse He attended high school in Long Island, New York He served in the U.S Navy after World War II He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey He married Ann Morton on June 11, 1952 in Lynden, New Jersey He received a Doctor of Medicine M.D degree in 1955 from the University of Pennsylvania He served his one year internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington He practiced medicine in North Bend, Washington from 1958 to 1963 and also pursued his writing career He had helped pay for his medical education by writing science fiction for magazines After retiring from medicine, he continued writing His regular Alan Nourse was born to Benjamin and Grace Ogg Nourse He attended high school in Long Island, New York He served in the U.S Navy after World War II He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey He married Ann Morton on June 11, 1952 in Lynden, New Jersey He received a Doctor of Medicine M.D degree in 1955 from the University of Pennsylvania He served his one year internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington He practiced medicine in North Bend, Washington from 1958 to 1963 and also pursued his writing career He had helped pay for his medical education by writing science fiction for magazines After retiring from medicine, he continued writing His regular column in Good Housekeeping magazine earned him the nickname Family Doctor He was a friend of fellow author Avram Davidson Robert A Heinlein dedicated his 1964 novel Farnham s Freehold to Nourse Heinlein in part dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Nourse s wife Ann His novel The Bladerunner lent its name to the Blade Runner movie, but no other aspects of its plot or characters, which were taken from Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep In the late 1970s an attempt to adapt The Bladerunner for the screen was made, with Beat Generation author William S Burroughs commissioned to write a story treatment no film was ever developed but the story treatment was later published as the novella, Blade Runner a movie His novel Star Surgeon has been recorded as a public domain audio book at LibriVox His pen names included Al Edwards and Doctor X.He died in Thorp, Washington.



10 thoughts on “The Counterfeit Man and Other Science Fiction Stories

  1. says:

    I ve never heard of this author elsewhere except a few short stories on librivox, but he s worth reading if you re lucky enough to find or inherit a copy Sort of Twilight Zone vibe, as are many of these old 1950s shorts A bittowards horror than regular SF, and prescient of the alienation theme to come a decade or two later.


  2. says:

    My main reason for acquiring this book in a second hand bookshop some years ago was that it is a collection of short stories by an author I had come across previously in two contexts I recalled reading a novel by him, The Universe Between, plus I had heard that the film Blade Runner, based on PK Dick s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, had taken its name by agreement from Nourse s novel, The Blade


  3. says:

    Nouse was a M.D so a lot of his stories are about psychology They are science fiction, but muchdramatic and dark than other robot and future war sorts of stories Some are downright scary I had chills reading the title story.The author wrote stories for a number of magazines so each stands alone You could read one story and put the book aside for a while then come back and begin another without a problem His c


  4. says:

    Some of the first scifi I ever read.According to the name on the top, it used to belong to my middle school english teacher whoops.


  5. says:

    This is a collection of short stories from an obscure author which were published in some of the lesser known pulp magazines in the 1950s The title story, The Counterfeit Man, is the best of the collection It s the story of a survey team returning from an exploration mission to an alien planet The ship s doctor believes that, while on the planet, one of the crew has been covertly replaced by some type of shape sh


  6. says:

    Alan E Nourse wrote sf books and short stories from the mid fifties to the mid seventies.I have read several of his novels and several collection of short stories He is a competent write, but with a few exceptions, I would rate most of his work three stars Average sf stories, adequately handled but without the spark that would lead me to rate this work four stars With one outsanding exceptions his YA novel Raiders


  7. says:

    Pretty much any anthology will contain one or two weak stories, or at least stories that are not to your taste Not this one I thought every story to be at least very good, and some of them are great Pretty much any single author anthology runs the risk of many of the stories feeling rather similar repetitive even Not this one Nourse adopts many different styles to espouse many different ideas, and carries it all off


  8. says:

    I ve read this collection several times, and I enjoy the variety in the stories The Counterfeit Man and The Dark Door are probably my two favorites, as they feature two things I rather like evil that can hide in plain sight, and a blurred line between truth and insanity The Link is also a favorite, as it really resonates with me for some reason I tend to read one story at a time from books like this, so that I can take


  9. says:

    These ten stories serve as a great sampling of some very cool sci fi concepts all ten could almost exist in the same universe, where copter cars, warp travel, and psionic powers are explored and exploited by often dystopian powers that be I found myself impressed at the breadth of the investigation into these science fiction mainstays, and especially at how well they hold up even 60 years after being written A good read


  10. says:

    Good examples of 1950s science fiction, you can see the genesis of many ideas and themes that later authors have developed further.


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