The Big Book of Science Fiction

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Jeff VanderMeer, Ann Vandermeer
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 12, 2016 - 1216 páginas
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE!
 
What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time.
 
Including:
· Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin!
· An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois!
· The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years!
· A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin!

Plus:
· Aliens!
· Space battles!
· Robots!
· Technology gone wrong!
· Technology gone right!

 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - majackson - LibraryThing

The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer Some statistics: * 115 (or 116…I may have miscounted) stories * 1,178 pages * Contains many Hugo & Nebula prize winning authors Leer comentario completo

The Big Book of Science Fiction

Crítica de los usuarios  - Book Verdict

With 97 stories and more than 1,200 pages, this latest collection attempts to survey the sf genre. Editors Jeff and Ann VanderMeer focus on the 20th century, though they dip into the 19th for the ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction by Ann and JeffVanderMeer xiii The Microscopic Giants
133
The Star l Tlön Uqbar Orbis Tertius
144
Sultanas Dream 9 Desertion
156
The Martian
164
The New Overworld 25 Baby HP
173
Beyond lies the Wub
215
The Doom of Principal City 41 The Snowball Effect
221
The Comet 53 Prott
230
Where Two Paths Cross
616
The IWM 1000
633
Sporting with the Chid
656
Wives
693
Reikos Universe
712
Mondocame
736
Bloodchild
756
Passing as a Hower in the City
782

The Fate of the Poseidonia 62 The Liberation of Earth
240
The Star Stealers 76 Let Me Live in a House
252
The Conquest of Gola 98 The Star
270
The Last Poet and the Robots 124 The Game of Rat and Dragon
290
The Last Question
300
Sector General
326
The Visitors
355
The Monster
373
The Waves
392
The Astronaut
425
B R D 2
446
Day of Wrath
463
309
479
R A Lafferty
500
Wallace
515
Samuel R Delany
528
Yoshio Aramaki
544
David R Bunch
557
Stanisław
571
Robert Silverberg
596
William Gibson
795
John Crowley
821
Angélica Gorodischer
839
A Gift from the Culture
865
Tanith
886
Pat Murphy
906
Manjula Padmanabhan
925
Gene Wolfe
940
Vacuum States
949
Burning
962
Death Is Static Death Is Movement
977
The Brains of Rats
992
Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ
1008
1002
1052
Story of Your Life
1098
Cory Doctorow
1127
Johanna Sinisalo
1147
About the Editors
1163
The Ghost Standard
1176
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Ann VanderMeer currently serves as an acquiring fiction editor for Tor.com, Cheeky Frawg Books, and weirdfictionreview.com. She was the editor-in-chief for Weird Tales for five years, during which time she was nominated three times for the Hugo Award, winning one. Along with multiple nominations for the Shirley Jackson Award, she also has won a World Fantasy Award and a British Fantasy Award for co-editing The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories. Other projects have included Best American Fantasy, three Steampunk anthologies, and a humor book, The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Her latest anthologies include The Time Traveler’s Almanac, Sisters of the Revolution, an anthology of feminist speculative fiction and The Bestiary, an anthology of original fiction and art.
 
 
Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which Entertainment Weekly included on its list of the top ten novels of 2014 and which prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.”  The series has been acquired by publishers in 34 other countries. Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions acquired the movie rights and Annihilation won both the Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com, and the Los Angeles Times. A three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, he has also edited or coedited many iconic fiction anthologies, taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference and the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT, Brown, and Library of Congress, and serves as the co-director of Shared Worlds, a unique teen writing camp located at Wofford College. His forthcoming novel is Borne.

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