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Beaker's Dozen

Kress, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 0312865376 / ISBN 13: 9780312865375
Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Beaker's Dozen

Publisher: Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Thomas Canty dj art

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Kress's best short stories of the decade are collected here for the first time, including many award nominees, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain".

Review:

Although you can't judge a book by its cover, sometimes you can make a few good guesses about it based on the title. This is definitely true of Beaker's Dozen, a collection of short stories by renowned SF author Nancy Kress, who writes, "Of the thirteen stories in this book, eight are concerned with what might come out of the beakers and test tubes and gene sequencers of microbiology." What modesty prohibits Kress from adding is that all of the stories are excellent works by one of SF's finest writers. The highlights here are Kress's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning story "Beggars in Spain" (later expanded into an acclaimed novel of the same name), and the Nebula Award-winning story "The Flowers of Aulit Prison." --Craig E. Engler

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