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    The Secret History of Science Fiction (Paperback) By (author) T. C Boyle, Edited by James Patrick Kelly, Edited by John Kessel, Contributions by Margaret Atwood, Contributions by Michael Chabon

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    DescriptionThe Secret Is Out Exploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove that great fiction cannot be categorized. Two strangely detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist's lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal. The future is here. Read it.


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    Title
    The Secret History of Science Fiction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) T. C Boyle, Edited by James Patrick Kelly, Edited by John Kessel, Contributions by Margaret Atwood, Contributions by Michael Chabon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781892391933
    ISBN 10: 1892391937
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004260, FIC003000
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028040
    B&T Approval Code: P24405000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Tachyon Publications
    Imprint name
    Tachyon Publications
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco, CA
    Author Information
    James Patrick Kelly is the Hugo, Nebula, and Italia award--winning author of Burn, Think Like a Dinosaur, and Wildlife. He is a member of the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He has co-edited a series of anthologies with John Kessel, described by the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction as "each surveying with balance and care a potentially disputed territory within the field." Kelly is the technology columnist for Asimov's Science Fiction magazine and the publisher of the e-book 'zine Strangeways. John Kessel is a Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus award winner and the author of Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News From Outer Space, and The Pure Product. He teaches courses in science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University. His criticism has appeared in Foundation, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age.
    Review quote
    "These stories are good enough to make The New Yorker's Eustace Tilley pop his cartoon monocle." --io9.com "A compelling collection...very unique and thought provoking." --Sacramento Book Review "All I really want to do, at the moment, is embrace the unsuspecting editors in a massive, spine-crunching bear hug" --Los Angeles Times "If you're interested in reading a bunch of stories written by some of the best contemporary writers out there, you'll like this anthology. If you also want to read some of the best science-fiction stories since the '70s, you'll love this anthology." --Tor.com