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Barrett, Neal, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 1931081204 / ISBN 13: 9781931081207
Edité par Subterranean Press, [Burton, MI], 2001
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Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 626 copies of which this is one of 600 numbered copies signed by Barrett. Collects twelve stories. Corner tips lightly bruised, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket tiny matching bruises. (#140174). N° de réf. du libraire 140174

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Éditeur : Subterranean Press, [Burton, MI]

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Book by Barrett, Neal, Jr.

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Despite the inevitable dated characters and attitudes (women reduced to minor roles and men generally oozing testosterone), the themes of these 12 vintage stories mostly arise from the pure heart of speculative SF. Slice-of-life cop story "Nightbeat" echoes the rough language play of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, while goofy alien dialect figures in the amusing "Made in Archerius." Voice is the entire story in "Happy New Year, Hal." Predictable Twilight Zonish twists adorn "The Flying Stutzman," about an all-too-stereotypical traveling salesman doomed to endless motion, and "Grandfather Pelts," in which an intergalactic fur smuggler gets more than he bargained for. "Starpath" is an old-fashioned space opera with a modern sensibility. "To Plant a Seed," a traditional, hard SF puzzle story, works despite its annoyingly dated female character. Logic puzzles are also at the heart of the clever "Survival Course" and the drolly humorous "The Stentorii Luggage." The most thoughtful stories in the collection present uncomfortable truths without flinching, such as "Hero," a sharply observed tale about human veterans of an alien war too distant from Earth. "A Walk on Toy" likewise examines the tenuous ties of humanity between Earth-dwellers and far-flung colonists, while "The Talking" overturns the usual SF trope of information setting one free by showing a society where it does the exact opposite. Barrett's fans will welcome this collection, as will readers who enjoy science fiction from the '60s and '70s.

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