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Starred Review. Hard SF fans should revel in Gee's unusual anthology of 100 speculative miniatures created by scientists, journalists and top SF authors worldwide and originally published as recent one-page features in the science journal Nature. Each vignette centers on a wondrous or devastating or simply mind-boggling what if, carried to an unsettlingly original logical conclusion—or left spinning in an extraterrestrial mental orbit. A sampling of the treasures illustrates their remarkable range: Gregory Benford's poignant A Life with a Semisent explores the human need for love; Paul McCauley's Meat tackles the nasty human trick of twisting technology to immoral purposes; Robert Sawyer faces religion with the gobsmacking Abdication of Pope Mary III; and Ian Watson lets fly with his hilarious Nadia's Nectar, one of the best bathroom tales around. All in all, this is a perfect volume to awaken startling new thoughts on old SF themes, giant leaps into the future in delectably palatable tiny packages. (Nov.)
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About the Author

Henry Gee was born in London in 1962. In due course he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Leeds, and his Ph. D. at the University of Cambridge. In 1987 he joined the staff of Nature, the international science magazine. He is the author of The Science of Middle Earth, Jacob's Ladder, In Search of Deep Time and (with Luis V. Rey) A Field Guide to Dinosaurs. The Futures SF column in Nature, which he devised, garnered Nature the award of Best SF Publisher from the European Science Fiction Society. Henry Gee has recently moved to the seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk, where he lives with his wife, two children, and numerous pets.

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  • File Size: 3050 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (December 24, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HFUAPIU
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