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Starwater Strains (2005) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Gene Wolfe follows his acclaimed all-fantasy short story collection, Innocents Aboard, with a volume devoted primarily to his science fiction.

The twenty-five stories here amply demonstrate his range, excellence, and mastery of the form that has traditionally been the heart of the field. Their diversity makes them otherwise impossible to characterize as a group, so a few tantalizing samples will have to suffice: "Viewpoint" takes on the unreality of so-called "reality" TV and imagines such a show done truly for real, with real guns, and a real government clawing at the money. Wolfe has loved dinosaurs since he was kid, and in "Petting Zoo" he imagines the reunion of a man and an aged dinosaur who look back together on a day when they were much much younger, and much freer. "Empires of Foliage and Flower" is a special treat, an addition to the classic Book of the New Sun series first published only as a limited edition chapbook. The volume closes with its newest story "Golden City Far." It's about dreams, high school, and finding love, which Wolfe says "is about as good a recipe for a story as I've ever found."

Contents:

  • Viewpoint
  • Rattler
  • In Glory Like Their Star
  • Calamity Warps
  • Graylord Man's Last Words
  • Shields of Mars
  • From the Cradle
  • Black Shoes
  • Has Anybody seen Junie Moon?
  • Pulp Cover
  • Of Soil and Climate
  • The Dog of the Drops
  • Mute
  • Petting Zoo
  • Castaway
  • The Fat Magician
  • Hunter Lake
  • The Boy Who Hooked the Sun
  • Try and Kill It
  • Game in the Pope's Head
  • Empires of Foliage and Flower
  • The Arimaspian Legacy
  • The Seraph from its Sepulcher
  • Lord of the Land
  • Golden City Far

Original title: Starwater Strains
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction


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Starwater Strains (2005)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0765312026

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