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Michael Diamond Resnick (March 5, 1942 January 9, 2020) was a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, perhaps best known for his many anthologies where he had a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.

He has won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.

He regularly collaborates with other writers, including his wife, Carol Resnick. His daughter, Creator/LauraResnick, is also a writer.

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Michael Diamond Resnick (March 5, 1942 January 9, 2020) was a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, perhaps best known for his many anthologies where he had a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has had also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is was generally comedic.

He has had won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.

He regularly collaborates collaborated with other writers, including his wife, Carol Resnick. His daughter, Creator/LauraResnick, is also a writer.



* BoldlyComing: In ''The Outpost'', MagnificentBastard Hurricane Smith, one of the galaxy's top bounty hunters, has this trope has his main passion in life. He's already had five ex/late-wives, all different alien species, as he finds human women to "all look the same". After he and his fellow bounty hunters help save the galactic human Democracy from a genocidal alien invasion, he is last seen in romantic pursuit of a ''sentient spaceship'' (with female A.I.), as he rebounds from the death-in-battle of his last wife, an insectoid shapeshifter.

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* BoldlyComing: In ''The Outpost'', MagnificentBastard Hurricane Smith, one of the galaxy's top bounty hunters, has this trope has as his main passion in life. He's already had five ex/late-wives, all different alien species, as he finds human women to "all look the same". After he and his fellow bounty hunters help save the galactic human Democracy from a genocidal alien invasion, he is last seen in romantic pursuit of a ''sentient spaceship'' (with female A.I.), as he rebounds from the death-in-battle of his last wife, an insectoid shapeshifter.



* DividedStatesOfAmerica: In ''The Buntline Special'' the United States of America's border, as of 1881 stops at the Mississipii River thanks to Indian (specifically Cheyenne and Apache) magic. There are white settlements west of the river but they are independent entities and exist on Indian sufferance.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: In ''The Buntline Special'' the United States of America's border, as of 1881 stops at the Mississipii River thanks to Indian (specifically Cheyenne and Apache) magic. There are white settlements west of the river but they are independent entities and exist on with Indian sufferance.



* GenocideDilemma: Subverted in ''Birthright: The Book of Man''. The other 13,042 sentient races in the Galaxy seem to have no moral qualms whatsoever about hunting Humanity to extinction. It's averted only by the fact that Humanity's last survivors - One man and three women - decide to go out with a bang (literally - they commit suicide by blowing up the planet they're on) rather than surrender and be executed. Same result though, I guess.

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* GenocideDilemma: Subverted in ''Birthright: The Book of Man''. The other 13,042 sentient races in the Galaxy seem to have no moral qualms whatsoever about hunting Humanity to extinction. It's averted only by the fact that Humanity's last survivors - One one man and three women - decide to go out with a bang (literally - they commit suicide by blowing up the planet they're on) rather than surrender and be executed. Same result though, I guess.really.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: In ''The Buntline Special'' Native American magic has been powerful enough to keep the United States of America East of the Mississippi as of 1881.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: In ''The Buntline Special'' Native American magic has been powerful enough to keep the United States of America East east of the Mississippi as of 1881.


Michael Diamond Resnick ( March 5, 1942 January 9, 2020) was a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, perhaps best known for his many anthologies where he had a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.

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Michael Diamond Resnick ( March (March 5, 1942 January 9, 2020) was a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, perhaps best known for his many anthologies where he had a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.


Michael Diamond Resnick (born March 5, 1942) is a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, possibly best known for his many anthologies where he has a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.

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Michael Diamond Resnick (born ( March 5, 1942) is 1942 January 9, 2020) was a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, possibly perhaps best known for his many anthologies where he has had a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.



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* The ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman'' anthology has two contributions:
** "Neutral Ground"
** "Museum Piece"


Mike Resnick is a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, possibly best known for his many anthologies where he has a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.

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Mike Michael Diamond Resnick (born March 5, 1942) is a writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, possibly best known for his many anthologies where he has a variety of writers contribute stories on a special theme--often involving an AlternateHistory. He has also written many novels and short stories of his own. Most of his solo work is generally comedic.


TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Resnick more complete list]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Resnick more complete list]].


He regularly collaborates with other writers, including his wife, Carol Resnick. His daughter, Laura Resnick, is also a writer.

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He regularly collaborates with other writers, including his wife, Carol Resnick. His daughter, Laura Resnick, Creator/LauraResnick, is also a writer.


He has won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.

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He has won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the {{Hugo|Award}} UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.


* HumansAreBastards: "A Hunger in the Soul" has an adventurer-journalist abusing and eventually murdering the native inhabitants of an alien world in his quest to find a missing doctor who has developed the cure for a disease ravishing human civilisation. He eventually finds the doctor who has no intention of helping the journalist, having decided from his actions that humanity deserves everything it gets.

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* HumansAreBastards: "A Hunger in the Soul" has an adventurer-journalist abusing and eventually murdering the native inhabitants of an alien world in his quest to find a missing doctor who has developed the cure for a disease ravishing human civilisation. He eventually finds the doctor who has no intention of helping handing over the journalist, cure, having decided from his the journalist's actions that humanity deserves everything it gets.

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* HumansAreBastards: "A Hunger in the Soul" has an adventurer-journalist abusing and eventually murdering the native inhabitants of an alien world in his quest to find a missing doctor who has developed the cure for a disease ravishing human civilisation. He eventually finds the doctor who has no intention of helping the journalist, having decided from his actions that humanity deserves everything it gets.


He has won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.

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He has won a variety of awards for his short fiction. His novella "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and NebulaAward, UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, as well as various other international awards.


* ''Literature/TheRedTapeWar'' (with JackChalker and Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger)

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** ''Starship: Flagship''

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* ''The Branch''


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* The ''Soothsayer Trilogy'':
** ''Soothsayer''
** ''Oracle''
** ''Prophet''


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* DarkMessiah: Immanuel Jeremiah Branch of ''The Branch'' is a strange variation of this. He is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament but is completely self-serving and evil.
* DividedStatesOfAmerica: In ''The Buntline Special'' the United States of America's border, as of 1881 stops at the Mississipii River thanks to Indian (specifically Cheyenne and Apache) magic. There are white settlements west of the river but they are independent entities and exist on Indian sufferance.


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* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: The protagonist of the ''Soothsayer'' trilogy carries a stuffed animal as a tragic reminder of the only person who ever loved her and the one act of human kindness she ever received.


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* LamarckWasRight: In the ''Widowmaker'' series, the main character is the most lethal fighter in the galaxy but contracted a disease with no cure. He had himself frozen until a cure can be found but due to maintenance expenses, the doctors unfreeze him to make bounty hunter clones. The clones have his memories and skills but have subtle (sometimes) differences.
* LossOfIdentity: The short story "Me and My Shadow" posits a world akin to that in ''Literature/TheDemolishedMan'', where convicted criminals are "erased" and given benign personalities. The narrator is one of these--except for the part where he still has a little voice in his head that tells him to kill people. And his new personality as an accountant is meticulous enough to make sure that this time, he won't get caught...


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* MagicalNativeAmerican: In ''The Buntline Special'' Native American magic has been powerful enough to keep the United States of America East of the Mississippi as of 1881.

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