Dancing In Dreamtime by Scott Russell SandersDancing In Dreamtime by Scott Russell Sanders

Dancing In Dreamtime

byScott Russell Sanders

Paperback | August 1, 2016

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Fans today may be surprised to learn Scott Russell Sanders was one of the brightest science-fiction newcomers of the 1980s. In Dancing in Dreamtime, he returns to his roots, exploring both inner and outer space in a speculative collection of short stories. At a time when humankind faces unprecedented, global-scale challenges from climate change, loss of biodiversity, dwindling vital resources, and widespread wars, this collection of planetary tales will strike a poignant chord with the reader. Sanders has created worlds where death tolls rise due to dream deprivation, where animals only exist in mechanical form, and where poisoned air forces people to live in biodomes. Never before has Sanders's writing been so relevant and never before have the lessons in these stories been so important.

Scott Russell Sanders is an award-winning author of over 20 books of fiction and nonfiction with an environmental focus. Sanders's work has been compared to that of Emerson and Thoreau, as well as to that of Wendell Berry and Annie Dillard. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University Bloomington.
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Title:Dancing In DreamtimeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:376 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.78 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Indiana University Press (IPS)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253022517

ISBN - 13:9780253022516

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Table of Contents

The Anatomy Lesson
Clear-cut
Ascension
Sleepwalker
The First Journey of Jason Moss
The Artist of Hunger
The Engineer of Beasts
The Circus Animals' Desertion
Mountains of Memory
Terrarium
Quarantine
Touch the Earth
Eros Passage
The Audubon Effect
The Land Where Songtrees Grow
Travels in the Interior
Dancing in Dreamtime
Credits
Author's Note

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Fans today may be surprised to learn Scott Russell Sanders was one of the brightest science-fiction newcomers of the 1980s. In Dancing in Dreamtime, he returns to his roots, exploring both inner and outer space in a speculative collection of short stories. At a time when humankind faces unprecedented, global-scale challenges from climate change, loss of biodiversity, dwindling vital resources, and widespread wars, this collection of planetary tales will strike a poignant chord with the reader. Sanders has created worlds where death tolls rise due to dream deprivation, where animals only exist in mechanical form, and where poisoned air forces people to live in biodomes. Never before has Sanders's writing been so relevant and never before have the lessons in these stories been so important.Scott Russell Sanders is certainly best known as one of our finest essayists. What is less known-and likely more surprising-is that he was once also an artful author of science fiction. We should all rejoice that these stories have at last been collected in Dancing in Dreamtime. Sanders is the Alice Munro of science fiction, and these quiet, lyrical stories covering his career in the genre offer all the necessary proof. Highly recommended.