Impact Parameter by Geoffrey A. Landis
And Other Quantum Realities

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Reading more like a news report from the future than contemporary fiction, this collection of short stories combines hard science with rich emotionalism to explore myriad realities. Stories in this collection include “Into the Blue Abyss,” where the seas of Uranus are explored. There are stories detailing a space freighter and its encounter with space pirates, the “marsforming” of Mars, mathematical theorems from a very unlikely source, how Sherlock Holmes deals with a parasitic alien, the horrors of a hopeless war, and a voyage into a black hole.

About Geoffrey A. Landis

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\Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist with the Ohio Aerospace Institute. He has published over 50 short stories, many of which have been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, including “A Walk in the Sun.” He lives in Berea, Ohio.
Published November 1, 2001 by Golden Gryphon Press. 330 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Landis's first short story collection (after his well-received first novel, 2000's Mars Crossing) contains 16 distinguished stories published between 1984 and 1999, with an author's afterword providing valuable insights into the genesis of individual stories as well as Landis's attitudes toward h...

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It's a good story, but judging from several other stories in Impact Parameter and other Quantum Realities, Landis is a rare breed in the world of SF, a writer with a strong background in science and an almost tragic sense of romance.

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