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Apostrophes and apocalypses

Author: John Barnes
Publisher: New York : Tor, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Stories and essays on the past and future. In one, sexual intercourse takes place between humans and intelligent animals, another is a revisionist view of Christopher Columbus, and in a third story communism triumphs in the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Essays
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barnes
ISBN: 0312861478 9780312861476
OCLC Number: 39116605
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: While you wait: Two cheers for Ned Ludd and one for Crazy Eddie --
Gentleman pervert, off on a spree --
How to build a future --
Stochasm --
Under the Covenant Stars --
For the end: Finalities besides the grave --
Restricted to the necessary --
Enrico Fermi and the dead cat --
Empty sky --
Let us spend some time: Why the stars are always so bright from cousin Sid's farm --
That style thingie --
Delicate stuff --
Deep in the heart of genre --
Bang on! --
Hope against hope --
Talking to people who aren't there: Information and unfictionable science --
Between shepherds and kings --
That kid watching his shoes --
Digressions from the second-person future --
My advice to the civilized --
The kids are all right.
Responsibility: John Barnes.
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Stories and essays on the past and future. In one, sexual intercourse takes place between humans and intelligent animals, another is a revisionist view of Christopher Columbus, and in a third story communism triumphs in the Cold War.

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