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In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories Kindle Edition
In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories is a collection of sixteen fantastic, ironic science fiction tales by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Terry Bisson.
Terry Bisson uses the fantastic genres as do Kurt Vonnegut or Harlan Ellison, and like them, he is one of the strikingly original voices in short fiction today, with an audience that transcends genre. "Particularly delightful," said The Christian Science Monitor of his first collection. Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice. They are sharp, witty, subversive, and stylish. For instance:
"macs" (winner of the Nebula and Locus Awards): Clones of murderous criminals, with no human rights, are sent to be the property of their victims' families.
"An Office Romance": A story of the private lives of icons on a computer desktop.
"First Fire": A scientist discovers a way to date burning flames and tries it on one in an ancient temple, with astonishing results.
From the author of "Bears Discover Fire," one of the most anthologized American short stories of the last decade, this is a collection of stories that originally appeared in sources as diverse as Asimov's SF, Playboy, Southern Exposure, and Crank! They are clever, slick, memorable, occasionally profound, and always surprising.
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Among the collection's many strong stories are "The Edge of the Universe" and "Get Me to the Church on Time," featuring the reality-bending adventures of the brilliant physicist-mathematician-meteorologist Wilson Wu. "There Are No Dead," the collection's lone fantasy, is a thoughtful, Bradbury-esque examination of childhood, change, loss, and the American dream. With a series of terse and increasingly disturbing interviews, "macs" traces the demand for victim's rights to its ironic logical extreme. "First Fire" pays tribute to Arthur C. Clarke and examines the amorality of laissez-faire capitalism in a tale of archaeological discovery, obsession, hubris, and the corruption of science. --Cynthia Ward--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B004P8JFIQ
- Publisher : Forge Books; Reprint edition (May 5, 2000)
- Publication date : May 5, 2000
- Language : English
- File size : 496 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 284 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,477,901 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,598 in Science Fiction Short Stories
- #3,526 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Kindle Store)
- #3,943 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
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The stories are great, but this edition is messed up.