Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales From Tomorrow

March 1, 2010|
Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales From Tomorrow by Zsuzsi Gartner
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Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some of Canada''s most adventurous and distinguished writers.

The 23 stories in Darwin''s Bastards take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a one-legged international actuarial forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest.

The collection includes the first new short story by William Gibson to be published since 1997, as well as original, previously unpublished fiction by Lee Henderson, Timothy Taylor, Heather O''Neill, Mark Anthony Jarman, and others.

From recent Trillium Award-winner Pasha Malla''s hilarious take on the apocalypse, where Prince is the only man left alive, to newcomer Matthew J. Trafford''s brilliant triptych about the fallout from the cloning of Jesus Christ, to iconoclast Sheila Heti''s meditative romp about beleaguered physicists and Oracle of Delphi-like BlackBerrys, Darwin''s Bastards is a fast-moving, thought-provoking reading extravaganza.

Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the critically acclaimed story collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth. A former senior editor at Saturday Night magazine, she is currently creative director of Vancouver Review''s Blueprint B.C. Fiction series. She is the winner of a 2007 National Magazine Award for Fiction and the recipient of numero...
Title:Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales From Tomorrow
Product dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:March 1, 2010
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553654926

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