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    DescriptionGeoff Ryman writes about the other and leaves us dissected in the process. His stories are set in recognizable places--London, Cambodia, tomorrow--and feature men and women caught in recognizable situations (or technologies) and not sure which way to turn. They, we, should obviously choose what's right. But what if that's difficult? What will we do? What we should, or ...? Paradise Tales builds on the success of his most recent novel, The King's Last Song, and on the three Cambodian stories included here, "The Last Ten Years of the Hero Kai," "Blocked," and the exceedingly-popular "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter." Paradise Tales includes stories selected from the many periods of Ryman's career including "Birth Days," "Omnisexual," "The Film-makers of Mars," and a new story, "K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo's Career)." To complement this first full-length short story collection, Small Beer Press is reprinting Ryman's backlist: Was, The Child Garden, and a book of four novellas, The Unconquered Countries, with new introductions to continue to build the readership of one of the most fascinating writers exploring the edges of being, gender, science, and fiction. Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels The King's Last Song, The Child Garden, Air (a Clarke and Tiptree Award winner), and The Unconquered Country (a World Fantasy Award winner). Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.


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    Title
    Paradise Tales
    Subtitle
    And Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Ryman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 371 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931520645
    ISBN 10: 193152064X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028040
    LC classification: PR6068.Y74 P37 2011
    Thema V1.0: FL, FYB
    Publisher
    Small Beer Press
    Imprint name
    Big Mouth House
    Publication date
    26 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Northampton
    Review quote
    "Paradise Tales includes one of the most powerful stories I've read in the last 10 years." --New York Times "In the best of Ryman's fiction, the world unfolds in ways that are at once astonishing and thoroughly thought out, both radically disorienting and emotionally powerful." --Gary K. Wolfe, Locus "Often contemplative and subtly ironic, the 16 stories in this outstanding collection work imaginative riffs on a variety of fantasy and SF themes... Readers of all stripes will appreciate these thoughtful tales." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)