Award-winning author James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of ...
Award-winning author James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of wonder, imagination, humanity, and the unknown and tales that remind us of the importance of possibility. Some of the stories in this collection have won the Aurora Award and the grand prize in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, while others are completely new and undiscovered.
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Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-14 American SF buffs will welcome Canadian author Gardner's highly intelligent first story collection. Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large, which won the Aurora Award, is as witty as the title implies. Kent State Descending the Gravity Well: An Analysis of the Observer deals provocatively with the media's distortion of history, even for eyewitnesses. The large cast of The Last Day of the War, with Parrots, set in the League of Worlds, at times slows the pace, but not at the cost of vivid characterization. Hardware Scenario G-49, written for the Clarion Workshop, manages to convey an intense emotional impact almost without action. The quasi-fantastic Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream explores a crisis of faith arising from the invention of the microscope and the scientific and medical progress it made possible. Sense of Wonder is a good example of that difficult form, a story entirely in dialogue. Like the author's most recent novel, Radiant, these speculative tales can be heavy going, but they're all absorbing. Agent, Richard Curtis. (May 10) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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