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Alpha 2

ByRobert Silverberg

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The second in a series of superb science fiction. The Alpha series of anthologies center on no particular theme except that of literary quality. Two criteria were used in the selecting of these stories—literary merit and importance to the genre. The result is that the variety of subjects is matched only by the richness and diversity of their handling—brilliant, frightening, clever, bizarre, powerful, witty, funny—and several steps in-between. Whatever else these stories may be doing, they all explore the interplay between human beings and the technological society man has created for himself. Good science fiction simultaneously peers into remote realms of space and time and holds a mirror to the contemporary moment; and if the reflection in that mirror is somewhat distorted, so be it. Blame not the messenger for bearing bad tidings. Herewith ten stories which demonstrate the unsettling kinds of insights that science fiction alone can offer. More are on the way. The nine volumes of this series provide an exciting cumulative view of a field in which some of the most vigorous and inventive fiction of our times has been produced. Simply put, here is the best science fiction from the best science fiction writers.

Details

Publication Date
Sep 11, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781387622290
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Edited by: Robert Silverberg

Specifications

Pages
344
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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