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Nano Comes to Clifford Falls: And Other Stories - Nancy Kress
Nano Comes to Clifford Falls: And Other Stories
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Blending a focus on cutting-edge technology with deep emotional impacts, this enticing collection draws its stories from various Year's Best and Reader's Choice lists. The pathos of the human condition is explored in such stories as "My Mother, Dancing," in which seedlings are planted and those... show more
Blending a focus on cutting-edge technology with deep emotional impacts, this enticing collection draws its stories from various Year's Best and Reader's Choice lists. The pathos of the human condition is explored in such stories as "My Mother, Dancing," in which seedlings are planted and those responsible must decide if they will play God with them, or let natural selection progress; or in "Nano Comes to Clifford Falls," where nanotechnology brings every wish to everyone—yet dire problems still ensue. The narratives reveal many forms of artificial intelligence including a persecuted slave in "Computer Virus," a controlling force of the universe in "Mirror Image," or even one that's entirely indifferent to humans in "Savior." From the center of the galaxy to the swamps of Earth, all 13 inventive tales offer a trademark mix of hard science fiction interacting with flawed humanity.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781930846500 (1930846509)
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
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spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
First, I want to thank my GRF Ben for his review, which prompted me to finally – finally – read Nancy Kress. She has been on my radar for years now but I’d never felt enough gumption to check her out, despite (perhaps, because of) the rave reviews.Now that I’ve read her, I can see why she has such a...
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
4.0
Kress's short stories are outstanding. I own one or two of her novels, and they don't do much for me, but I'll walk a mile for her short stories, and this one is as good as they come.From the effects of cheap energy and nano-engineering on society (covered differently in two stories) to the (or at ...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
This is what sf could--and should--be.
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