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Iterations
     

Iterations

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by Robert J. Sawyer, James Alan Gardner (Introduction)
 

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Robert J. Sawyer - called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by the Ottawa Citizen and "just about the best science fiction writer out there these days" by the Rocky Mountain News - won the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award for his novel Hominids and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award for his

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Robert J. Sawyer - called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by the Ottawa Citizen and "just about the best science fiction writer out there these days" by the Rocky Mountain News - won the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award for his novel Hominids and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award for his novel The Terminal Experiment.

Iterations is Sawyer's first short story collection, gathering 22 fantastic tales from such diverse places as Amazing Stories, the Village Voice, the Globe & Mail, and Nature.

Among them, these stories have:

  • Won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award ("the Aurora")
  • Won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award,
  • Been nominated for the Hugo,
  • Nominated for and the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award,
  • Been performed on CBC Radio, and
  • Appeared in best-of-the-year collections.

In Iterations, you'll:

  • See Sherlock Holmes solve the problem of the missing aliens,
  • Find out what really happened to the bones of Peking Man,
  • Learn the truth about the alligators in the sewers of New York,
  • Visit a future Toronto sealed inside a steel dome,
  • Encounter pure evil aboard the Russian space station Mir,
  • Follow a serial killer as his consciousness is transferred into a Tyrannosaurus rex, and
  • Meet a man doomed to commit murder over and over again because of the pressures of Canadian publishing.

Each story is accompanied by Sawyer's own commentary, and the collection is introduced by award-winning SF author James Alan Gardner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"From prehistoric vampires to orbiting murder mysteries to intergalactic exploration, nothing is off-limits to Sawyer's imagination."

-- Quill & Quire

"Sawyer has a gift for casting jarringly original ideas in lucid, sharp-edged prose that mainstream fiction as well as SF readers should appreciate."

-- Booklist

"These are stories to make you drunk on imagination; they're narcotics of science and philosophy."

-- FFWD Weekly

"Science Fiction fans everywhere will find something to enjoy in Iterations and Other Stories. . . A fine addition to any short fiction collection focusing on science fiction."

-- The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889954168
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
04/09/2008
Series:
Robert Sawyer
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sawyer-called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by The Ottawa Citizen and "just about the best science-fiction writer out there these days" by The Denver Rocky Mountain News-won the 2003 Best Novel Hugo Award-the top international honor in science-fiction writing.

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Iterations 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jjjjjjj More than 1 year ago
Great book but difficult to find in stores.
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a big fan of the short story. There are some really good ones in this collection by Sawyer who in my opinion is the current best at the scifi novel. Each tale is presented with an introduction as to how Sawyer came up with the idea for the tale. There is an excellent tale involving Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson being drawn into the future to solve a puzzling riddle. There is also a tale about high school student who is kind of nerdy but smart. He is always the last one picked (or not even picked) for sports teams in school. He gets the ultimate revenge against the jocks that wronged him. There is are several tales that deal with parallel universes and dinosaurs. All in all I really enjoyed about half the tales and the other half were just so-so. Since you can skip over the tales that you don't care for, I give the book 4 stars based on the really good ones.