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Rooms Of Paradise

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Rooms Of Paradise


Rooms Of Paradise

Lee Harding 1979 ISBN: 0312693060 English 191 pages PDF 5 MB

ROOMS OF PARADISE is a superb collection of previously unpublished stories by a galaxy of international science fiction authors. Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Gene Wolfe, R. A. Lafferty, Michael Bishop-the contributors read like a roll call of Hugo and Nebula Award winners.

Lee Harding asked each author to write a story that would examine the impact of the future on the individual, and the result is a refreshing thread of humanism which runs throughout. Why ROOMS OF PARADISE? "In my father's house are many mansions," and the extraordinary visionary qualities of these stories reveal a rich and varied approach to "paradise."

"Something went wrong with my re-birth," complains the protagonist in Ian Watson's title story. In Brian Aldiss' Indifference a missionary on an alien planet confronts his god-with awesome consequences. In Collaborating Michael Bishop explores the problems of cohabitation when two personalities have need of the same body. The Savage Mouth by Japanese author Sakyo-Komatsu, together with Kevin McKay's audaciously Australian Pie Row Joe, emphasizes the unique international flavor of the book.

It is rare nowadays to find new themes in science fiction, but both RA Lafferty's Bequest of Wings and Damien Broderick's A Passage in Earth contain elements of shock, while Gene Wolfe's subtle story juggles with the burgeoning nineteenth century "sciences" of mesmerism and phrenology in a delightfully Dickensian setting.hese are twelve stories notable for their humanity, their compassion, and their freshness. Lee Harding, already Australia's best known science fiction writer and anthologist, will find an eager international audience for this volume.

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Foreword / ROGER ZELAZNY
Indifference / BRIAN ALDISS
Pie Row Joe / KEVIN McKAY
The Falldown of Man / CHERRY WILDER
The Savage Mouth / SAKYO KOMATSU
Re-deem the Time / DAVID LAKE
Our Neighbour by David Copperfield / GENE WOLFE
The Rooms of Paradise / IAN WATSON
Ignorant of Magic / PHILIPPA C. MADDERN
Collaborating / MICHAEL BISHOP
A Passage in Earth / DAMIEN BRODERICK
Bequest of Wings / R. A. L.AFFERTY
In a Petri Dish Upstairs / GEORGE TURNER

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