Paradise Tales by Geoff Ryman
and Other Stories

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Cambodia, Kosovo, Mars, & beyond

Geoff Ryman’s stories take us to recognizable places—London, Cambodia, tomorrow—and feature men and women in recognizable situations (or dealing with almost familiar technologies) but who aren’t sure which way to turn. They—we—should obviously choose what’s right . . . but what if that’s difficult? What if it isn’t obvious? What will we do? Will we do as we should, or . . . ?

Paradise Tales builds on the success of Geoff Ryman’s most recent novel, The King’s Last Song, with three stories set in Cambodia, “The Last Ten Years of the Hero Kai,” “Blocked,” and “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter.” Thirteen more stories are selected from throughout Ryman’s career including “VAO,” “Omnisexual,” “The Film-makers of Mars,” and an intense new story, “K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo’s Career).”

Ryman’s stories are transformative, exuberant, superbly crafted intimate moments which dissect our day-to-day life and reveal the world changing right before our very eyes.

Geoff Ryman is the author of The Child Garden, Was, and The Unconquered Country. His books have received the British Science Fiction, World Fantasy, Arthur C. Clarke, Campbell, and Sunburst awards. Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.

 

About Geoff Ryman

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Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels Air (Clarke and Tiptree Award winner) and The Unconquered Country (World Fantasy Award winner). Canadian by birth, he has lilved in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Small Beer Press. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Often contemplative and subtly ironic, the 16 stories in this outstanding collection work imaginative riffs on a variety of fantasy and SF themes.

Jan 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Paradise Tales: and Other Sto...

Strange Horizons

Geoff Ryman is known for exploring exotic locales in his fiction—Cambodia, Central Asia, even places near Somewhere Over the Rainbow—but in this first collection of his short stories, he promises to take his readers all the way to paradise.

Jun 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Paradise Tales: and Other Sto...

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