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Secret History of Science Fiction, the (2009) [Anthology]
by Margaret Atwood T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle Michael Chabon Don Delillo Thomas M. Disch Karen Joy Fowler Molly Gloss James Patrick Kelly John Kessel Ursula K. Le Guin Jonathan Lethem Maureen F. McHugh Steven Millhauser George Saunders Carter Scholz Lucius Shepard Kate Wilhelm Connie Willis Gene Wolfe Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Exploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove great fiction cannot be categorized.

Two strangely-detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologistís lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal.


  • Introduction by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
  • Angouleme by Thomas M. Disch
  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis by Kate Wilhelm
  • Descent of Man by T.C. Boyle
  • Human Moments in World War III by Don DeLillo
  • Homelanding by Margaret Atwood
  • The Nine Billion Names of God by Carter Scholz
  • Interlocking Pieces by Molly Gloss
  • Salvador by Lucius Shepard
  • Schwarzschild Radius by Connie Willis
  • Buddha Nostril Bird by John Kessel
  • The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe
  • The Hardened Criminals by Jonathan Lethem
  • Standing Room Only by Karen Joy Fowler
  • 10^16 to 1 by James Patrick Kelly
  • 93990 by George Saunders
  • The Martian Agent, A Planetary Romance by Michael Chabon
  • Frankensteinís Daughter by Maureen F. McHugh
  • The Wizard of West Orange by Steven Millhauser

Original title: The Secret History of Science Fiction
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, the (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Schwarzschild Radius (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Connie Willis

Edition #1: The Secret History of Science Fiction

The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: James Patrick Kelly John Kessel
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The Secret History of Science Fiction (October 1, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 9781892391933
Pages: 424

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