Robert Charles Wilson's time has come. His first novel from Tor, Darwinia, was a finalist for science fiction's Hugo award, and a #1 Locus bestseller in paperback. His next novel, Bios, is a critical and commercial success. Now Wilson's brilliant short science fiction is available in book form for the first time.
Beginning with "The Perseids," winner of Canada's national SF award, this collection showcases Wilson's suppleness and strength: bravura ideas, scientific rigor, and living, breathing human beings facing choices that matter. Also included among the several stories herein are the acclaimed Hugo Award finalist "Divided by Infinity" and three new stories written specifically for this collection.
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Robert Charles Wilson lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
These stories by the author of the prizewinning best-seller Darwinia (1998) are mostly urban fantasies set in Wilson's hometown, Toronto. Readers familiar with that other Canadian master of urban fantasy, Charles De Lint, will certainly find echoes of him in them, and they will enjoy a feast. Wilson works variations on a variety of classic fantasy themes, giving a particular, individual twist to each one. "The Fields of Abraham" introduces Finders' bookstore and deals with immortality and alternate worlds. "Divided by Infinity" begins in Toronto but ends in a surpassingly original postholocaust world. "The Observer" features writer Aldous Huxley, the astronomer Edward Hubble, and ufologist George Adamski as its characters. "Pearl Baby" focuses on Deirdre Frank, a character who makes beneficial cameo appearances in several other stories. "Ulysses Sees the Moon in the Bedroom Window" is a cat story (something of an obligation for a fantasy collection) that employs a compelling twist to represent, sans sentimental anthropomorphism, the cat's viewpoint. The other tales have their delights, too. Roland Green
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