Christmas Stars

Christmas Stars

by David G. Hartwell
     
 

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The best of Christmas--past, present, and yet to come

Christmas is a time for miracle, scientific and otherwise, and for surprises that can only occur at this time of the year. But what marvels will the holidays bring to the far future--or to alien worlds light-years from the North Pole?

In this celebratory collection, many of today's finest writers of fantasy

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The best of Christmas--past, present, and yet to come

Christmas is a time for miracle, scientific and otherwise, and for surprises that can only occur at this time of the year. But what marvels will the holidays bring to the far future--or to alien worlds light-years from the North Pole?

In this celebratory collection, many of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction unwrap startling visions of the future of Christmas. An unusual Christmas spirit brings confusion-and romance-to a modern young woman. A father's gift opens up the universe for all humanity. And a devout researcher uncovers the shattering secret of the original Star of Bethlehem. These and other stories shine like sparkling, unearthly ornaments on a fresh green tree of holiday traditions.

'Twas the night before tomorrow, and all through the galaxy, nothing burns as bright as... Christmas Stars.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Just in time for the holiday season comes the reissue of David Hartwell's 1992 anthology Christmas Stars, which gathers 25 Yule-themed tales by such contemporary masters of SF and fantasy as Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Connie Willis and Gene Wolfe. Agent, Susan Ann Protter. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
An office worker's Christmas plans fall into utter disarray when the Spirit of Christmas Present enters her life in Connie Willis's "Miracle"; amid the ruins of a distant planet, a Jesuit scientist discovers the disturbing truth behind one of Christianity's most visible symbols in Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star." These stories, along with 23 others (many published only in periodicals) by authors including Ian Watson, Anne McCaffrey, and William Gibson, celebrate the Christmas spirit in its many guises. A good choice for seasonal reading and short story collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765310958
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
11/05/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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