×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Invisible Country: Stories
     

Invisible Country: Stories

by Paul J. Mcauley, Kim Newman (Introduction)
 
In these nine exraordinary tales, acclaimed author PAUL J. MCAULEY—winner of the Philip K. Dick, British Fantasy Society, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Aruthur C. Clarke Awards—explores the wonders and dangers of biotechnology and its creations in stories whose settings careen from a distant alternate past to a breathtaking far-flung future. In a

Overview

In these nine exraordinary tales, acclaimed author PAUL J. MCAULEY—winner of the Philip K. Dick, British Fantasy Society, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Aruthur C. Clarke Awards—explores the wonders and dangers of biotechnology and its creations in stories whose settings careen from a distant alternate past to a breathtaking far-flung future. In a sixteenth-century Venice, transformed by a premature Industrial Revolution, a physian mourning his daughter's passing meets a mountebank with the power to raise the dead. In a tomorrow of raw and terrible beauty, revolutionaries struggle to free genetically engineered creatrues fated to die in combat games and violent sexual encounters. And ten million years in the future, on an artificial world orbiting an immense black hole, a civilization of awesome strangeness and complexity created—and abandoned—by the Godlike Preservers is about to meet the human ancestors of its makers.

Editorial Reviews

Gerald Jonas
...The Invisible Country...provides a useful introduction to this engaging writer....McAuley avoids the twin trips of facile moralizing and maudlin sentiment... —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380792993
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.99(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews