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Hive of Dreams (2003) [Anthology]
by Greg Bear Octavia E. Butler Ted Chiang Michael Coney Douglas Coupland William Gibson Molly Gloss Ursula K. Le Guin Richard Powers Joanna Russ Neal Stephenson John Varley Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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"Hive of Dreams" showcases the work of a dozen internationally prominent science fiction writers who make their home in the Pacific Northwest.

Editor Grace L. Dillonís informative introduction shows how the regionís culture, economy, and natural environment are reflected in the work of these different authors. She asks if our increasing dependence on technology will further separate us from nature, while each featured author offers diverse visions of possible worlds where the distinctions blur between technology and biology, urban and rural, virtual and real.

"Hive of Dreams" begins in the forests and mountains of the Northwest with Ursula Le Guin's "The Good Trip" and ends in the cities and multinational conglomerates of the Pacific Rim with William Gibson's "Idoru." In the space between, readers will encounter writings by such notable authors as Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Michael G. Coney, Douglas Coupland, Molly Gloss, Richard Powers, Joanna Russ, Neal Stephenson, and John Varley. Together, these selections clearly establish the unique signature of Northwest writers within the broader world and traditions of science fiction.


  • The Good Trip by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • excerpt from The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  • The Byrds by Michael G. Coney
  • excerpt from The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • excerpt from The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
  • Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
  • The Rock That Changed Things by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • excerpt from Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • excerpt from Steel Beach by John Varley
  • excerpt from Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  • excerpt from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  • excerpt from Slant by Greg Bear
  • excerpt from Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers
  • excerpt from Idoru by William Gibson

Original title: Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Good Trip, the (1970) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Rock That Changed Things, the (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Story of Your Life (1998) [Novella]
      Author: Ted Chiang
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Female Man, the (1975) [Novel]
      Author: Joanna Russ
     Neuromancer (1984) [Novel]
      Author: William Gibson
     Steel Beach (1992) [Novel]
      Author: John Varley
     Parable of the Sower (1993) [Novel]
      Author: Octavia E. Butler
     Microserfs (1995) [Novel]
      Author: Douglas Coupland
     Diamond Age, the (1995) [Novel]
      Author: Neal Stephenson
     Idoru (1996) [Novel]
      Author: William Gibson
     Dazzle of Day, the (1996) [Novel]
      Author: Molly Gloss
     Slant (1997) [Novel]
      Author: Greg Bear
     Plowing the Dark (2000) [Novel]
      Author: Richard Powers

Edition #1: Hive of Dreams

Hive of Dreams (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Grace L. Dillon
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Hive of Dreams (2003)

ISBN: 0870715550

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