“One of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene in recent years.”—Publishers Weekly
“A master of hard science fiction.”—Noumenon
This collection contains sixteen stories and science articles by the remarkable author, Charles Sheffield.
The stories range in length from being barely a page (“The Seventeen-Year Locusts”) to long novelettes (“The Courts of Xanadu”). They also range in mood from the “very silly to very somber.”
Each of them provides a unique and highly imaginative look at the impact of technology on the human condition from one of the most innovative minds in science fiction.
Charles Sheffield was a mathematician and a theoretical physicist who had that rare gift of making complex science understandable to everyone, as evident in this collection.