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Title:
The big book of science fiction
Author:
VanderMeer, Ann, editor.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Vintage Books, 2016.
Physical Description:
xxxi, 1178 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds.
Language:
English
Contents:
The star / Sultana's dream / The triumph of mechanics / The new overworld / Elements of Pataphysics / Mechanopolis / The doom of Principal City / The comet / The fate of the Poseidonia / The star stealers / The conquest of Gola / A Martian odyssey / The last poet and the robots / The microscopic giants / Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius / Desertion / September 2005: the Martian / Baby HP / Surface tension / Beyond lies the Wub / The snowball effect / Prott / The liberation of Earth / Let me live in a house / The star / Grandpa / The game of rat and dragon / The last question / Stranger station / Sector general / The visitors / Pelt / The monster / The man who lost the sea / The waves / Plenitude / The voices of time / The astronaut / The squid chooses its own ink / 2BRO2B / A modest genius / Day of Wrath / The hands

Darkness / "Repent, Harlequin!" said the Ticktockman / Nine hundred grandmothers / Day million / Student body / Aye, and Gomorrah / The hall of machines / Soft clocks / Three from Moderan / Let us save the universe / Vaster than empires and more slow / Good news from the Vatican / When it changed / And I awoke and found me here on the cold hill's side / Where two paths cross / Standing woman / The IWM 1000 / The house of compassionate sharers / Sporting with the Chid / Sandkings / Wives / The snake who had read Chomsky / Reiko's universe box / Swarm / Mondocane / Blood music / Bloodchild / Variation on a man / Passing as a flower in the City of the Dead / New Rose Hotel / Pots / Snow / The lake was full of artificial things / The unmistakable smell of wood violets / The owl of Bear Island / Readers of the lost art / A gift from the culture / Paranamanco

Crying in the rain / The frozen cardinal / Rachel in love / Sharing air / Schwarzschild radius / All the hues of hell / Vacuum states / Two small birds / Burning sky / Before I wake / Death is static death is movement / The brains of rats / Gorgonoids / Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ / The universe of things -- Gwyneth Jones -- The Remoras / The ghost standard / Remnants of the Virago crypto-system / How Alex became a machine / The poetry cloud / Story of your life / Craphound / The Slynx / Baby doll
ISBN:
9781101910092
Format :
Book

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