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Email from Mike Resnick states this is a novel, not a collection.

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:04:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Mike Resnick <>
Subject: Re: Birthright question
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To: Dave Sorgen <>
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Original-recipient: rfc822;

> Mike -
> Didn't think this really fit the listserv.
> In my spare time I provide material (edit, add) for the online Internet
> Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). The ISFDB is a repository for
> information on books, short stories, magazines, reviews and all things
> literary related to SF.
> I was preparing to make some entries in ISFDB for Birthright and
> couldn't decide whether to tag it as a collection of short stories or a
> novel with loosely connected chapters. My inclination is toward the
> latter, but I thought I'd go to the source for a good answer. My
> reasoning is that the chapters aren't published elsewhere separately as
> short stories; thus: novel.
> So, which is it?
> Politely (I hope),
> Dave Sorgen

Yeah, it's a novel. Never tried to market any of the stories
separately. I let Marty Greenberg use one a couple of years
after the book came out, and realized it was a mistake, that
these chapters weren't really structured as true short stories.


--Dsorgen 11:18, 21 Jul 2007 (CDT)

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