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Thoreau's microscope : plus "Paul and me" ; and "Fidelity" ; and "Know how, can do" and more

Author: Michael Blumlein; Terry Bisson
Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2018.
Series: PM Press outspoken authors series, no. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The politics and terrors of biotech, human engineering, and brain science are highlighted in this selection of short stories with Michael Blumlein's signature mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and wicked humor. The title piece, "Thoreau's Microscope," is a stunning mix of hypothesis and history, in which the author inhabits Thoreau's last days to explore the politics of impersonal science and personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Short stories
Interviews
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Michael Blumlein; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Blumlein; Terry Bisson
ISBN: 9781629635163 1629635162
OCLC Number: 1005201725
Description: 115 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Paul and me --
Y(ou)r Q(ua)ntifi (e)d S(el)f --
Thoreau's microscope --
Fidelity --
Know how, can do --
"A babe in the woods" Michael Blumlein interviewed by Terry Bisson.
Series Title: PM Press outspoken authors series, no. 21.
Other Titles: Short stories.
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Responsibility: Michael Blumlein.

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The politics and terrors of biotech, human engineering, and brain science are highlighted in this selection of short stories with Michael Blumlein's signature mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and wicked humor. The title piece, "Thoreau's Microscope," is a stunning mix of hypothesis and history, in which the author inhabits Thoreau's last days to explore the politics of impersonal science and personal liberation--a journey as illuminating as it is disturbing.

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