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Stable Strategies and Others

Stable Strategies and Others

Stable Strategies and Others

Stable Strategies and Others


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Warning—this dangerous collection of subversive science fiction tosses well-aimed bombs at deserving targets. Here you can climb the corporate ladder using homicidal bioengineering, attempt ideological recipes for theoretical desserts, or simply try to survive Kurt Cobain High. In her much-lauded first collection, award-winning author Eileen Gunn (Questionable Practices) tackles politics, identity, and technology with intelligence, wit, and crackling energy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892391186
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.98(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Eileen Gunn won a Nebula for one of the stories in her first collection, Stable Strategies and Others, and was nominated for another. The book was nominated for the Philip K. Dick and World Fantasy awards. She has also been nominated twice for the Hugo Award. Eileen has been the marketing director of Microsoft, a board member of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, the publisher of The Infinite Matrix, and she maintains The Difference Dictionary, an online concordance to the Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

Table of Contents

"She’s the Business" Introduction by William Gibson

Coming to Terms
Computer Friendly
“Fellow Americans”
Ideologically Labile Fruit Crisp
Lichen and Rock
Spring Conditions
Stable Strategies for Middle Management
The Sock Story
What Are Friends For?
Green Fire with Andy Duncan, Pat Murphy, and Michael Swanwick
Nirvana High with Leslie What

"Hooray for Eileen!" An essay by Michael Stanwick
Afterword by Howard Waldrop

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