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New Legends

Bear, Greg, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0312859309 / ISBN 13: 9780312859305
Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Unread. In a clear protective mylar cover. A captivating collection of all new hard sceince fiction by some of the best writers in the genre including Greg Egan, Ursula K. Legwuin, Paul J. McCauley, Mary Rosenblum and others. Bookseller Inventory # 1000682

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Title: New Legends

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

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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A collection of original hard science fiction works includes the writings of such authors as Ursula K. Le Guin, Gregory Benford, Poul Anderson, Robert Silverberg, George Alec Effinger, Mary Rosenblum, and Greg Egan.

From Publishers Weekly:

In his introduction, Nebula and Hugo winner Bear makes some grand declarations about SF as "a pretty lofty pulpit from which to scream and shout and dance out semaphores of warning" to society. Questions of cultural clout aside, however, this is a solid anthology of original SF stories. The book opens with Mary Rosenblum's "Elegy," a tale of biomedical research and squid. "A Desperate Calculus," published under physicist and writer Gregory Benford's Sterling Blake pseudonym (coyly described as "a new name with the vigorous voice of a seasoned writer") sketches a sinister relationship between a superflu and the politics of global population control. As Benford, he also has an article, "Old Legends," which is both a reminiscence about scientists such as Edward Teller and a speculation about SF's influence on?and possible responsibility for?atomic research. The piece is rendered even more poignant by Carter Scholz's brilliant "Radiance," which precedes it. These two pieces, along with Poul Anderson's "Scarecrow," a story that hypothosizes a God out of Chaos Theory, are the gems of the collection. Veterans Ursula K. Le Quin, Robert Silverberg and Robert Sheckley contribute new tales, too, rounding out a collection that often exhibits what editor Bear calls the "Sense of Wonder" that fuels the best SF writing.
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