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ISBN: 1583940162
Author: Michael Swanwick
Language: English
Publisher: Frog Books (June 5, 2000)
Pages: 250
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 270
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Tales of Old Earth book.

Tales of Old Earth book. Nineteen tales from Michael Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated "Radiant Doors" and From pure fantasy to hard science fiction, this finely crafted offering by one of the greatest science fiction writers of his generation promises to stretch readers' minds far beyond ordinary limits.

Michael Swanwick starved and healthy, the privileged scientists and technicians who had created or appropriated the devices that made their escape possible. We processed about a hundred a week, in comfortable isolation and relative secrecy.

Michael Swanwick is darkly magnificent. Swanwick’s novels include The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and the Nebula Award–winning Stations of the Tide

Michael Swanwick is darkly magnificent. Tales of Old Earth is just one brilliant ride after another, a midnight express with a master at the throttle. Swanwick’s novels include The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and the Nebula Award–winning Stations of the Tide. Praise for Michael Swanwick.

Written over the course of a decade, Tales from Old Earth contains nineteen masterful pieces of short fiction-including the Hugo Award–winning stories The Very Pulse of the Machine and Scherzo with Tyrannosaur; the World Fantasy Award–winning novella Radio Waves; Hugo Award finalists The Dead, Radiant Doors, and Wild Minds; and World Fantasy Award finalist The Changeling’s Tale -as well.

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Самая большая электронная читалка рунета. Поиск книг и журналов. Michael Swanwick - The Wisdom of Old Earth (Swanwick Michael). eBook scanned & proofed by binwiped 11-10-02. Judith Seize-the-Day was, quite simply, the best of her kind.

Other books by Michael Swanwick include the novels In the Drift, Vacuum Flowers, Griffin's Egg, Stations of the Tide (a Nebula Award winner), and The Iron Dragon's Daughter (a New York Times Notable Book); and the collections Gravity's Angels and A Geography of Unknown Lands. A stunning collection from one of science fiction’s very best writers.

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A collection of nineteen short stories from the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning author of The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and Stations of the Tide Written over the course of a decade, Tales from Old Earth contains nineteen masterful pieces of short fiction-including the Hugo Award–winning stories The Very Pulse of the Machine and Scherzo with Tyrannosaur; the World Fantasy. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Nineteen tales from Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated Radian Doors and Wild Minds and this year's winning story, The Very Pulse of the Machine

Nineteen tales from Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated Radian Doors and Wild Minds and this year's winning story, The Very Pulse of the Machine. Specially written for this volume is The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O.

Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and . These tales are intimate in their telling, galactic in their scope, and delightfully sesquipedalian in their verbiage.

Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and science exist in possibilities that are not of this world. Join the caravan through Swanwick's worlds and into the playground of his mind. Travel from Norway to Russia and America to Gehenna. Discover a calculus problem that rocks the ages and robots who both nurture and kill.

Michael Swanwick The Wisdom Of Old Earth Judith Seize-the-Day was, quite simply, the best of her kind. Many another had aspired to the clarity of posthuman thought, and several might claim some rude mastery of its essentials, but she alone came to understand it as completely as any offworlder. Such understanding did not come easily. The Wisdom Of Old Earth.

From pure fantasy to hard science fiction, this finely crafted offering by one of the greatest science fiction writers of his generation promises to stretch readers' minds far beyond ordinary limits. Nineteen tales from Michael Swanwick's best short fiction of the past decade are gathered here for the first time, including the 1999 Hugo Award-nominated "Radiant Doors" and "Wild Minds" and this year's winning story, "The Very Pulse of the Machine." The collection also features "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O," written especially for this volume.

Comments:

Capella
This collection of stories is a wonderful treat. It's everything science fiction should be -- wickedly imaginative, crisply written, and apolitical in the sense of letting the facts of life speak for themselves, even across light years, centuries, and life forms.

I see that Mr. Swanwick has numerous awards on his shelf, and I hope I do him no disservice by suggesting that many casual science fiction readers are not familiar with him (including me, until quite recently). This delightful collection was published in 2000, but has only a fraction of the reviews I routinely see for lesser work. He deserves to be much better known.

One final compliment. I've recently read a couple of the "best of" collections of short science fiction stories from different authors. I found Swanwick's stories more engaging and of greater variety. Even if you have many authors, the collections still need to be picked by a single editor or group, and the result can be a certain uniformity of tone and perspective. Swanwick's imagination knows no such bounds. My thanks to a fine author. My thanks too (I rarely say this) to Amazon for delivering his work to my home for a fraction of the price of the pleasure received.
Breder
This collection of short stories is among the best ever written. Deeply profound, thoughtful and literary tales, these stories remind me of Franz Kafka and Philip K. Dick at their best. Swanwick utilizes science fiction in the exact way science fiction should be utilized: as a realistic and cautionary window into the future. His favorite themes include: The dangers of unfettered capitalism and emergence of corporate slave-labor; science and medical technology run amok; the nature of death, the soul, and the afterlife; and time travel and the complications involved in altering the past. He also seems to have an obsession with dinosaurs. If these themes sound like a recipe for intellectual and thoughtful literature, you are correct. Swanwick is able to convey fascinating philosophical concepts through his fiction, and does so with a clear and lucid style. Unlike some modern authors, Michael Swanwick does not try to experiment with an overly abstract or poetic style, and does not play tricks with the reader in an attempt to create a "new" style of writing prose. Swanwick sticks with a basic writing style, and invokes pioneering literary concepts through the actual content of his stories. This is mystical-realist literature at its best - realistic style and execution, combined with far-out mystical concepts.
Samowar
These tales are neither too short nor too long. I found each one to be compelling, and maybe a bit unpredictable - as, reading I was entertained, and transported to wherever the story would unfold. Made for some interesting flights of imagination.
Kigabar
Michael Swanwick's latest collection 'Tales of Old Earth' is masterful. The collection of stories ranges from Hard SF to the so-called Hard Fantasy (don't ask me to explain it). There are Hugo and World Fantasy Award Winners and numerous stories that were nominated for major awards.
It's unfortunate that Michael Swanwick isn't widely-recognized as the writer that he is. His work is consistently head-and-shoulders above the average work being turned out in the genre. But he writes predominantly short fiction, and short fiction never has, and never will be, recognized by the masses.
This is one of the best story collections I've ever read. There isn't a 'dog' in the bunch. Every story jumps out at the reader with its vibrancy. Michael Swanwick is a wordsmith of unparalleled talent. I have no doubt that he's the best writer of the current generation. I highly recommend this collection.
Rarranere
Just when you think you've read it all this book arrives. Some of the most creative short stories all collected in 1 book. A zombie story stands out; have never before seen this perspective. Time portals bring more than refugees from the future and an ice box provides a glimpse into a tiny world. Just a few examples from a collection worth adding to yours.
Painbrand
Swanwick is one of those rare writers who excels at both long and short fiction, and he is equally at home writing fantasy and very technical science fiction. "The Dead" is a dreadful vision that extrapolates unfettered corporate greed to a disturbing extreme; "The Changeling's Tale" is the best literary response to Tolkein that I have ever read, and "Mother Grasshopper" is simply mind-boggling in the best way possible. This book is perhaps the best introduction to Swanwick's work, and recommended to anyone who enjoys short form SF.
Qumenalu
Great stories, well told, as always.
Michael Swanwick is someone I follow and I am never disappointed.

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