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American Beauty
     

American Beauty

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by Allen Steele
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Allen Steele, two-time Hugo winner for best novella, collects 10 of his stories in American Beauty. The cover, showing a male robot literally offering his heart to a female robot, captures the whimsical, good-natured spirit of Steel's fiction perfectly. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781410401472
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/29/2003
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Any anthology that introduces the content as Mishegos (the Yiddish word for ¿a collection of things¿) can be looked upon as a warning for genre specialists or a delight for generalists. The AMERICAN BEAUTY consists of ten science fiction tales mostly from the last five years, but none earlier than 1992, that run the gamut of science fiction, but share several traits. The stories center on present or future America, but through a weird looking glass. Each contribution is fun to read and typically turns on its head via opening the jugular inside a value or a famous novel. Oy! vey! Alternate universes where marijuana flows legally, Tom Swift rids rockets again, and romantic robots courting aside, Allen Steele displays his chutzpah with this delightful book.

Harriet Klausner