When the great days come

by Dozois, Gardner R.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
Millions of tiny robots dismantle Atlantic City. A Luddite encounters timetravelers near the moment of Singularity. A young boy may have just destroyedthe entire Eastern Seaboard. By turns haunting and humorous, Gardner Dozois'sacclaimed short fiction is finally collected in a definitive edition of hiswork. Including Nebula Award winners such as "Morning Child" and nominees"Disciples" and "A Dream at Noonday," When the Great Days Come is a mustfor any science fiction reader. When the Great Days Come proves thatDozois is not just one of science fiction's best editors of short fiction, butone of its best writers as well.
Contents
Counterfactual
The hanging curve
Recidivist
When the great days came
The peacemaker
Fairy tale
Chains of the sea
Solace
A cat horror story
Disciples
Ancestral voices / (with Michael Swanwick)
Dinner party
A dream at noonday
A special kind of morning
Morning child
A kingdom by the sea
Community
A knight of ghosts and shadows.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This emotionally moving collection of Dozois's recent writing and a selection of his best earlier pieces-including his two Nebula winners, "The Peacemaker" and "Morning Child"-is a valuable reminder that the renowned Asimov's editor and anthologist also continues, if sporadically, to write significant fiction. Concentrating on the dilemma of how a rational species deals with its irrational urges, Dozois investigates the value and limits of forgiveness ("Dinner Party"), atonement ("Solace"), and religious belief ("Community," "Disciples"). Humans struggle to communicate with alien colonists ("Chains of the Sea"), rebellious computers ("Recidivist"), and animals ("A Cat Horror Story"). What redeems us are empathy ("A Special Kind of Morning") and the evergreen possibilities of life ("A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows"). Dozois demonstrates his range with classic fantasy, alternate history, and golden age-style horror as well as hard SF. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories.
Science fiction.
Publisher [Gaithersburg, Md.] :Prime Books,2011
Contributors Swanwick, Michael.
Language English
Description 358 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781607012306
1607012308
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