Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow

Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow

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by Zsuzsi Gartner
     
 

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These 23 stories take us on a twisted fun ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a one-legged International Actuarial Forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest. From a new short story by William Gibson in which a teen disassociated from…  See more details below

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These 23 stories take us on a twisted fun ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a one-legged International Actuarial Forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest. From a new short story by William Gibson in which a teen disassociated from his body haunts his neighborhood through the decades, to Douglas Coupland’s balls-out satire of a slightly futuristic Survivor, to Sheila Heti's meditative romp about beleaguered physicists and Oracle of Delphi-like Blackberrys, Darwin’s Bastards is a fast-moving, thought-provoking reading extravaganza.

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"...sometimes cynical, sometimes melancholy and very often humorous looks at a social landscape not all that different from our own...Darwin's Bastards may not say much about the future, but it has plenty to tell us about the way we live today.”—Los Angeles Times

“...one ideal kind of anthology...Gartner’s introduction is an excellent entrée into it, too, being finely balanced between intellect and humor.”
—Booklist, Apr 13, 2010

“…beyond getting a glimpse of reality through the lens of the future fantastic, the best reason to read this collection is that it is damn entertaining, and funny too. …there truly isn’t a bad one in the bunch”
—The Globe and Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553656166
Publisher:
D & M Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,278,378
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Zsuzsi Gartner is an award winning journalist and author of the critically acclaimed story collection All The Anxious Girls on Earth. A former editor at Saturday Night magazine, she is currently fiction editor of the Vancouver Review. Her stories have been produced on radio, including on NPR read by Sex in the City's Cynthia Nixon! She lives in Vancouver, BC.

William Gibson -- the godfather of cyberpunk and the author of eleven novels, including the seminal Neuromancer -- lives in Vancouver, BC.

Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels including Generation X and All Families are Psychotic. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Timothy Taylor, the Giller-nominated author of Stanley Park, lives in Vancouver, BC.

Yann Martel is The Booker-winning author of the international bestseller, The Life of Pi.

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Sheila Heti
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Stephen Marche
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