From his first professional story written when he was 16, The Faces Outside,” to his most critically acclaimed work, the novelette Dream Babya finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awardsthese 17 stories showcase the author’s five decades of science fiction writing. Whether it be an elderly woman who uses her vast wealth to create a genetically perfect son (Angels”) or a young boy who learns the rituals of an alien culture in order to obtain an assassin’s help for his unborn sister (Kin”), the stories resonate with a child’s sense of wonder coming face-to-face with the realities of the human condition in a science-fictional world. The book also features story notes that reveal each story’s origin as well as the influencesboth literary and humanon the author’s life and writing career. An introduction by science fiction great Harry Harrison, an afterword by the John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Barry N. Malzberg, and cover art by 2005 Chesley Awardwinner John Picacio, make this a keepsake collection.
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Published October 1, 2007
by Golden Gryphon Press.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.