ReVisions

ReVisions

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by Julie E. Czerneda
     
 

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Fifteen original tales of "what if"

Some of today's top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.See more details below

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Fifteen original tales of "what if"

Some of today's top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.

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KLIATT
What ifa? Every one of the 15 stories in this collection asks this question in a different way. What if the transmission of the Black Plague by fleas had been discovered earlier? What if lasers had been invented sooner? But the basic question each one of them asks is what if the past had unfolded differently? The authors of these stories explore a variety of historical and scientific possibilities. Readers will be touched by Dorranna Durgin's "A Call from the Wild," a heart-wrenching story about what would have happened if the dog had not been domesticated and had instead become a creature to be feared and even hated. In "Silent Leonardo," Kage Baker asks what might have happened to the practices of warfare if Leonardo Da Vinci's brilliant ideas had not remained merely visions, but had rather been carried out by those who recognized their brilliance. In "Site Fourteen" by Laura Anne Gilman, we see what might have happened if the race to explore space was replaced by the desire to explore the deepest parts of the ocean. These stories would have a great curricular advantage in many subject areas. History, science, and even math classes could use them as supplementary material to their lessons. Each of the stories has a "Revision Point" that explains how the past actually unfolded, so that readers can get an idea of where the changes lie within the story. This is an entertaining collection that is also quite educational despite (or perhaps even because of) the historical revisions. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Penguin, DAW, 312p., Ages 15 to adult.
—Heather Lisowski

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101166857
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,269,935
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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