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Dreams of the Technarion / Sean McMullen
Bib ID 8172358
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
McMullen, Sean, 1948-, author
 
Description Golden, CO : ReAnimus Press, 2017 
307 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781979854450
1979854459
Summary

Hugo finalist and steampunk master Sean McMullen presents ten science fiction stories that skirt the borderlands of reality-and most of the science is not fiction. The Andromedans will arrive and wipe us out in a few centuries, so should we be worried? We can't yet accelerate a space probe to a tenth of the speed of light, but we already have the technology to slow it down. Will humanity be doomed unless all astronauts go on creative writing courses? Oscar Wilde is dead, so why is he still writing? What Roman warship was powered by fish? Why were the Metropolitan Police interested in quantum entanglement back in 1899? Why was an American typist trying to save the world from computers in 1875? And this volume includes: OUTPOST OF WONDER - SF in Australia 1832-2017. Based on the research for Sean's twenty-six books and articles on Australian SF, this is the amazing, heroic, sometimes amusing and occasionally horrifying story of nearly two centuries of science fiction by Australians. How many Hugo Awards has Australian SF brought home? How many Oscars? Which Australian novels may have saved the world? Who wrote and staged a feminist space opera in 1958? More Australian SF has been published since 2000 than in the rest of its history put together, but what are its prospects for the future? If you want answers, you will have to keep reading.

Full contents
  • Technarion
  • The audience
  • The lost faces
  • Exceptional forces
  • The influence machine
  • The ninth seduction
  • The luminarium tower
  • The firewall and the door
  • The life and soul of the party
  • Charon's anchor
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Galaxies -- Fiction.  |  Mind and reality -- Fiction.  |  Short stories, Australian.  |  Science fiction, Australian -- History and criticism.  |  Short stories.  |  Science fiction.
Form/genre Science fiction.  |  Short stories.

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