2009 Aurora Award nomineeA sense of wonder that hasn't prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein."-Books in CanadaThis new collection by the man Anne McCaffrey calls "an absolutely marvelous
2009 Aurora Award nominee
A sense of wonder that hasn't prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein."-Books in Canada
This new collection by the man Anne McCaffrey calls "an absolutely marvelous writer" includes Hugo Award nominee "Shed Skin, Nebula Award nominee Identity Theft, and Aurora Award winner Ineluctable." In these pages, you'll discover the dark secret of the only priest on Mars, revisit H.G. Wells's Morlocks, and learn what really happens when aliens beam us the Encyclopedia Galactica.
"Sawyer has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories."-Analog
"Sawyer writes my favorite kind of science fiction: interesting characters, fast-paced plotting, science threaded elegantly into the prose - he does it all with grace and style. I am constantly amazed by the depth of Sawyer's characters - their humanity, their failings and their instincts."
-Rodger Turner on SF Site
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"As fellow Canadian sf author Robert Charles Wilson points out, Sawyer's fiction possesses a remarkable down-to-earth quality that appeals to readers of all nationalities. Yet Sawyer's third collection of short fiction showcases not only an irresistibly engaging narrative voice but also a gift for confronting thorny philosophical conundrums. . . At every opportunity, Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship."
"At the end of this book, author Robert Sawyer announces not to expect any more short stories any time soon. Not because he doesn't like writing them, many of the seventeen included here were requests for various anthologies, but because novels pay better for the time and effort involved. . . One can only hope he doesn't stay in novel format for too long."
"Sawyer's latest collection is highly entertaining and thought-provoking; the book has something for almost any science-fiction fan. It is a testament to Sawyer's talent that it is not necessary to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy his writing; this is a collection of great stories that just happen to be set in the future."
— Quill & Quire
Robert J. Sawyer is the author of the Hugo Award-winning Hominids, the Nebula Award-winning The Terminal Experiment, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning Mindscan, and the #1 Locus bestseller Calculating God, plus 13 other novels. He lives just outside Toronto, Ontario.
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