The Secret History of Science Fiction by T C BoyleThe Secret History of Science Fiction by T C Boyle

The Secret History of Science Fiction

byT C BoyleEditorJames Patrick Kelly, John Kessel

Paperback | October 11, 2009

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The Secret Is OutExploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove that great fiction cannot be categorized.Two strangely detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist's lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal.The future is here. Read it.
James Patrick Kelly is the Hugo, Nebula, and Italia award?winning author ofBurn,Think Like a Dinosaur, andWildlife. He is a member of the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He has co-edited a series of anthologies with John Kessel, described by theEncyclopedia of Science Fiction ...
Title:The Secret History of Science FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.04 × 6.52 × 1.01 inPublished:October 11, 2009Publisher:TACHYON PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1892391937

ISBN - 13:9781892391933

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'These stories are good enough to make The New Yorker's Eustace Tilley pophis cartoon monocle.''A compelling collection? very unique and thought provoking.'-Sacramento Book Review'All I really want to do, at the moment, is embrace the unsuspecting editors in a massive, spine-crunching bear hug'-Los Angeles Times'If you're interested in reading a bunch of stories written by some of the best contemporary writers out there, you'll like this anthology. If you also want to read some of the best science-fiction stories since the '70s, you'll love this anthology.'