In Human Voices you will find stories covering the past three decades of James Gunn's career: imaginative, entertaining speculations revealing insight-and foresight-into human nature now and in the future, which are the unmistakable hallmarks of his best fiction. James Gunn's work is always polished, ironic, and deeply concerned about humankind. Long before I knew him, his stories and novels were a pleasure to read, and this has never changed. -George Zebrowski, Award Winning author of Macrolife and Brute Orbits These are consistently and admirably intelligent, austerely but effectively written stories . . . . -Roland Green, Booklist
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Gunn, perhaps the most distinguished academic among sf writers, here offers a quarter-century's worth of his short fiction. "The Voices" and "Child of the Sun" were incorporated into the novels The Listeners (1972) and Crisis! (1986), respectively, but most of the rest of these stories are seeing book publication for the first time. A varied lot, they include "The Old Folks," a vision of the ultimate senior citizen community; "Fault," a bit of earthquake prediction; "The North Wind," set in an ice age; "The Gingerbread Man," a hard-edged variant of Asimov's Bicentennial Man; and "The Day the Magic Came Back," which casts a sharp eye on the burgeoning of fantasy. These are consistently and admirably intelligent, austerely but effectively written stories, featuring characterizations that, though unlikely to please everybody, show a skill beyond that of most other writers in the sf-as-literature-of-ideas school to which Gunn is supposed to belong. Roland Green
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Military SF fans of the Falkenberg legion saga will need to be in fighting trim to lug home The Prince, by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Sterling. This hefty compendium includes the four novels Falkenberg's Legion, Prince of Mercenaries, Go Tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta.
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Descrizione libro Five Star (ME), 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Library edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0786243171
Descrizione libro Five Star (ME), 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0786243171
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