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- ISBN: 1591760658 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781591760658 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : ibooks, Inc., 2002.
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This release features edgy new stories by hot new talents, and old favorites from Paul Anderson, Ted Chiang, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Silverbarg and Haber say it best: "The present anthology is intended to show reach and range as it is demonstarted nowadays in the shorter forms of fiction."You will find very little that is forumlaic here, although we have not ignored any of fantasy's great traditions. There are stories set in teh familiar quasi-medieval worlds to which modern readers are accustomed, and others rooted in the authentic myth-constructs of high antiquity, and several that depend for their power on the juxtaposition of fantastic situations and terribly contemporary aspects of modern life on Earth. There are philosophical and theological speculations. There is even one science-fiction story-although one that carries scientific thinking to a fantastic extreme-by way of showing that science fiction, rather than being a genre apart, is simply one of the...
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