Tales of Old Earth

Overview

From pure fantasy to hard science fiction, this finely crafted offering by one of the greatest science fiction writers of his generation promises to stretch readers' minds far beyond ordinary limits. Nineteen tales from Michael Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated "Radiant Doors" and "Wild Minds" and this year's winning story, "The Very Pulse of the Machine." The collection also features "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O," written ...
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Overview

From pure fantasy to hard science fiction, this finely crafted offering by one of the greatest science fiction writers of his generation promises to stretch readers' minds far beyond ordinary limits. Nineteen tales from Michael Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated "Radiant Doors" and "Wild Minds" and this year's winning story, "The Very Pulse of the Machine." The collection also features "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O," written especially for this volume.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A stunning collection from one of science fiction's very best writers. Pay in blood, if necessary, but don't miss these stories."
—Nancy Kress
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583940563
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Swanwick has received the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards for his work. His books include In the Drift, Vacuum Flowers, Griffin's Egg, Stations of the Tide, The Iron Dragon's Wife, Gravity's Angels, and A Geography of Unknown Islands. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marianne Porter, and their son, Sean.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A User's Guide to Michael Swanwick
The Very Pulse of the Machine 1
The Dead 22
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur 35
Ancient Engines 49
North of Diddy-Wah-Diddy 58
The Mask 80
Mother Grasshopper 86
Riding the Giganotosaur 105
Wild Minds 126
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O 137
Microcosmic Dog 154
In Concert 166
Radiant Doors 179
Ice Age 197
Walking Out 207
The Changeling's Tale 218
Midnight Express 236
The Wisdom of Old Earth 244
Radio Waves 255
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