×

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

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Wedding Album
     

The Wedding Album

by David Marusek
 
The Wedding Album (love is only science fiction)

With wedding photos and videos and mementos of all kinds, newlyweds attempt to hold on to their special day and to cherish it forever. Someday technology may enable us to record not only our appearance and voices but everything we know, feel, fear, and love at the moment the shutter clicks. Then our wedding

Overview

The Wedding Album (love is only science fiction)

With wedding photos and videos and mementos of all kinds, newlyweds attempt to hold on to their special day and to cherish it forever. Someday technology may enable us to record not only our appearance and voices but everything we know, feel, fear, and love at the moment the shutter clicks. Then our wedding mementos, like Anne and Ben’s in this story, take on a life of their own in a world where love may be eternal, but the world is not. Till deletion do us part . . .

This novella won the Sturgeon Award for best short science fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Strange Horizons - Paul Raven
The Wedding Album" . . . one of the stories that solidified his reputation as a writer to watch, is a head-twisting tale about virtual realities and bandwidth scarcity, but the reason the story has legs lies in the couple at the centre of the narrative: a virtual simulation of a pair of newlyweds trapped in a small slice of time and memory like human flies in digital amber. Marusek knows human drama, and writes it so subtly you hardly notice it’s centre stage the whole time.
New York Times Book Review - Dave Itzkoff
“In ‘The Wedding Album,’ . . . [Marusek] fashions an ominous and surprisingly moving tale about a bride and groom who repeatedly discover, forget and rediscover that they are merely computer-generated re-creations of a flesh-and- blood newlywed couple, fated to watch as their living counterparts, their marriage and civilization itself decay over the centuries.”
Sci-fi Weekly - John Clute
“It is one of the best SF stories ever written.” —John Clute, Sci fi Weekly

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014090131
Publisher:
General Genius Digital
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
690 KB

Meet the Author

David Marusek spins quirky tales of science fiction in a little cabin outside Fairbanks, Alaska. He is the winner of the Sturgeon and Endeavour Awards for science fiction, and his work has been translated into ten foreign languages.

"David Marusek, showing a potentially volatile synergy of technology and human foibles, is a writer who gives the impression that he's been to the future, seen it work, and has come back to tell us all about it." –Locus

“I think Marusek could be the one sci- fi writer in a million with the potential to make an increasingly indifferent audience care about the genre again, and he could do it without compromising his voice or dumbing down his subject matter.” —Dave Itzkoff New York Times Book Review

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews