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The secret history of science fiction

Author: James P KellyJohn KesselThomas M DischUrsula K Le GuinKate WilhelmAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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" ... [E]xploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future ... Two strangely-detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist's lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Kelly; John Kessel; Thomas M Disch; Ursula K Le Guin; Kate Wilhelm; T Coraghessan Boyle; Don DeLillo; Margaret Atwood; Carter Scholz; Molly Gloss; Lucius Shepard; Connie Willis; Gene Wolfe; Jonathan Lethem; Karen Joy Fowler; George Saunders; Michael Chabon; Maureen F McHugh; Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 9781892391933 1892391937
OCLC Number: 318427455
Description: 380 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel --
Angouleme / Thomas M. Disch --
The ones who walk away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your crisis / Kate Wilhelm --
Descent of man / T.C. Boyle --
Human moments in World War III / Don DeLillo --
Homelanding / Margaret Atwood --
The nine billion names of God / Carter Scholz --
Interlocking pieces / Molly Gloss --
Salvador / Lucius Shepard --
Schwarzschild radius / Connie Willis --
Buddha nostril bird / John Kessel --
The ziggurat / Gene Wolfe --
The hardened criminals / Jonathan Lethem --
Standing room only / Karen Joy Fowler --
10:16 to 1 / James Patrick Kelly --
93990 / George Saunders --
The martian agent, a planetary romance / Michael Chabon --
Frankenstein's daughter / Maureen F. McHugh --
The wizard of West Orange / Steven Millhauser.
Other Titles: Angouleme.
Ones who walk away from Omelas.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your crisis.
Descent of man.
Human moments in World War III.
Homelanding.
Nine billion names of God.
Interlocking pieces.
Salvador.
Schwarzschild radius.
Buddha nostril bird.
Ziggurat.
Hardened criminals.
Standing room only.
10:16 to 1.
93990.
Martian agent, a planetary romance.
Frankenstein's daughter.
Wizard of West Orange.
Responsibility: edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel.

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Raises the question, If Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" had won the Nebula award in 1973, would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased? Exploring  Read more...

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