Meet me in the future : stories

by Hurley, Kameron,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Knoxville Science Fiction FICTION Hurley
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Collection  Science Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Hurley
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Science Fiction FICTION Hurley
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Collection  Science Fiction
 
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Robinson Library Fiction FIC HURLEY
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Summary
Promotion at major trade and genre conventions, including BEA, ALA, Readercon, Gencon, the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and the World Science Fiction and World Fantasy conventions Features, interviews, and reviews targeting literary and genre venues, including the Washington Post , NPR , the Los Angeles Times , The New York Times , the Chicago Tribune , Locus , and the San Francisco Chronicle Author events/appearances to include Perth, Australia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Vail, Colorado; Ohio events in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus Planned galley distribution and book giveaways to include NetGalley, Goodreads, Edelweiss, Tor.com, and additional online outlets Advertising and promotion in national print and via online outlets and social media
Contents
Elephants and corpses
When we fall
The red secretary
The sinners and the sea
The women of our occupation
The fisherman and the pig
Garda
The plague givers
Tumbledown
Warped passages
Our faces, radiant sisters, our faces, full of light!
Enyo-enyo
The corpse archives
The war of heroes
The light brigade
The improbable war.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In her introduction, Hurley (The Light Brigade, 2019) admits that short stories aren't her typical fare: her heart belongs to novels. And yet, she has produced one of the best story collections of the past few years. Hurley imagines brutal worlds, and her work is typically violent and vulgar. But as these stories make clear, her visions offer much more than shock value: these tales are emotionally powerful, lyrical, occasionally hopeful, and flirt with the profound. She creates worlds and characters as full and fascinating in a dozen pages as any she offers in her longer works. They throw into stark relief the core themes of her larger body of work: physical and linguistic expressions of gender or bodies fraught with illness ( Elephants and Corpses, Tumbledown, ""The Plague Givers""); war and the cycle of violence ( The Red Secretary, Garda, The War of Heroes ); storytelling as a medium for both social control and individual freedom (""Sinners on Solid Ground,"" The Corpse Archives ). What makes Hurley's stories unique is her focus on what comes after: after war, after plague, after the collapse of civilization. These are stories that pack a punch. Highly recommended for existing fans and as an introduction for new readers.--John Keogh Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With snapshots of futures that haunt, obsess, or tantalize, this collection from Hugo-winner Hurley (The Light Brigade) offers 16 hard-edged pieces that gleam like gems in a mosaic. Undermining the admiration for military adventure that pervades much science fiction, "The Red Secretary" presents a world that indulges in war and then purges all its practitioners, cyclically. In "The War of Heroes," underdogs who rise up to defeat the oppressor discover that "[a] Hero is one who not only slays monsters, but creates monsters to slay." The stories that celebrate fighting monsters acknowledge that losing is no shame (in "Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!", a callback to the work of SF legend James Tiptree Jr.) and that identity is a matter of choice more than genetics (in "The Fisherman and the Pig"). Hurley works at the edges of genres, mixing SF with detective noir ("The Sinners and the Sea," "Garda"), military adventure ("The Light Brigade," "The Improbable War"), and fantasy quest ("The Plague Givers") in ways that refresh the motifs of the mixed fictions. In "Tumbledown," the benefit of making hard choices is getting to tell the stories "about the world we'll make together," and readers will eagerly follow Hurley into these possible worlds and many more. Agent: Hannah Bowman, Liza Dawson Assoc. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Future, The -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2019
Language English
Description viii, 329 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781616962968
1616962968
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