The Engine of Recall

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Aurora Award Nominee, 2006

Gathered here for the first time are the finest science-fiction stories, including the previously unpublished novelette "Alexander's Road," by the award-winning Karl Schroeder. The Engine of Recall tales are of ordinary people in astonishing circumstances. Whether stranded alone on the frigid oceans of Saturn's moon Titan, or searching for stolen nuclear bombs under the rusting oil derricks of Azerbaijan, Schroeder's...

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Aurora Award Nominee, 2006

Gathered here for the first time are the finest science-fiction stories, including the previously unpublished novelette "Alexander's Road," by the award-winning Karl Schroeder. The Engine of Recall tales are of ordinary people in astonishing circumstances. Whether stranded alone on the frigid oceans of Saturn's moon Titan, or searching for stolen nuclear bombs under the rusting oil derricks of Azerbaijan, Schroeder's characters assert their humanity in inhuman circumstances.

Combining classic adventure and sophisticated speculation, the ten stories in this collection are sure to satisfy a broad range of readers.

Includes an introduction by Stephen Baxter.

The original story "Alexander's Road" was nominated for the Aurora Award -- Canada's top Science Fiction award -- for best short work in English.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780889953451
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 8.05 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Schroeder was born to a in Brandon Manitoba. His family is part of a Mennonite community that has lived in southern Manitoba for over one hundred years. Karl moved to Toronto to pursue a writing career. His novel Permanence won the 2003 Aurora Award for best Canadian SF novel. Karl is married with a daughter and he divides his time between writing fiction and consulting - chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Hopscotch 10
Halo 26
The dragon of Pripyat 50
The cold convergence 104
Making ghosts 126
The engine of recall 148
Solitaire 180
Allegiances 204
The pools of air 220
Alexander's road 236
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