The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeerQuite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time - past, present and future. What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, youll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds.
. Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin
. An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois
. The first publication in twenty years of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch
. A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin Liu
. Space battles!
. Technology gone wrong!
. Technology gone right!
Impossible Things by Connie Willis Where did it come from? Christmas present from my parents. Why do I have it? How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 December
Yes, absolutely. Arthur C. Of course! The wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimeyness of Joe Haldeman and Kurt Vonnegut? Yep, yep, yep!
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Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis born December 31, , commonly known as Connie Willis , is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Several of her works feature time travel by history students at a faculty of the future University of Oxford —sometimes called the Time Travel series. They have one daughter, Cordelia. Scholar Gary K. Wolfe has written, "Willis, the erstwhile stand-up superstar of SF conventions — having her as your MC is like getting Billy Crystal back as host of the Oscars — and the author of some of the field's funniest stories, is a woman of considerably greater complexity and gravity than her personal popularity reflects, and for all her facility at screwball comedy knock-offs and snappy parody , she wants us to know that she's a writer of some gravity as well. Willis is known for writing "romantic 'screwball' comedy in the manner of s Hollywood movies.