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Jerome Bixby Stories Spotlighted In New Book

'Mirror, Mirror' collection features magazine tales that inspired 'Star Trek' episodes

Stories used by writer Jerome Bixby to create two "Star Trek: The Original Series" episodes are featured in a new book compiling his science fiction work.

Titled "Mirror, Mirror: Classic SF by the Famed Star Trek and Fantastic Voyage Writer," the book from Digital Parchment Services includes the never-before-reprinted novelettes "One-Way Street," "Mirror, Mirror" and "Cargo to Callisto." Bixby molded the first two novelettes into a script for his famous 1967 Season 2 episode "Mirror, Mirror" -- which went on to earn a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation -- and the last for the 1968 Season 2 episode "By Any Other Name."

The book also contains Bixby's famous short story, "It's a Good Life," which was adapted for "The Twilight Zone" and 1983's "Twilight Zone: The Movie." Other stories include his first tale from 1949, "Tubemonkey," and "The God Plllnk," which was published in 1964.

Bixby, who was a highly regarded science-fiction magazine editor and writer, also wrote the "Star Trek" episodes "Day of the Dove" and "Requiem for Methuselah." He enjoyed success beyond "Star Trek," however, having co-wrote the story for 1966's "Fantastic Voyage" and penning 1958's "It: The Terror from Beyond Space," which served as inspiration for Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film "Alien."

Screenwriter and producer Emerson Bixby, Jerome's son, edited the book and wrote its introduction.

The book arrived in stores Nov. 18, and it costs $3.99 for the ebook edition and $9.99 for paperback.

For information, visit futurespasteditions.com.

Source: 1701News

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