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e-Book In Alien Flesh: Short Stories download

e-Book In Alien Flesh: Short Stories download

by Gregory Benford

ISBN: 0575041420
ISBN13: 978-0575041424
Language: English
Publisher: Gollancz; 1st edition (1988)
Pages: 288
Category: Fantasy
Subategory: Science Fiction

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In Alien Flesh is a fine collection of science fiction stories from the brilliant mind of Gregory Benford. Each of these tales is a well-constructed, timely investigation into our technological future, displaying a master's command of both mood and technique

In Alien Flesh is a fine collection of science fiction stories from the brilliant mind of Gregory Benford. Each of these tales is a well-constructed, timely investigation into our technological future, displaying a master's command of both mood and technique. The blurring line between man and machine is explored sympathetically in "Me/Days," (a story narrated by the computer), breezily in "Snatching the Bot," and more seriously in "To the Storming Gulf" (with its post-apocalyptic nod to Faulkner).

First published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1978. Never ha. A short, clipped bark came over the earphones. It was Vanleo's laugh, ringing hollow in their helmets. Vanleo approached, striding smoothly along the water line.

I see that I started reading "in-between" in 2009, but this somehow got put away. Starting over again in 2012. SPOILERS< It's hard to notate a short story w/o, so just beware. o). Note: The stories are each accompanied by an "afterword". Rather than finding these to be explanations with are required for the reader to understand the too-cryptic stories, I'm finding SF short stories.

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This collection of science fiction stories by the Hugo Award-winning author includes the classic title story as well as "White Creatures," "Doing Lennon," and "To The Storming Gulf;" by the author of "Artifact," "Timescape," and "Against Infinity". Format:Mass Market Paperback.

Gregory Benford (1941 - ) A leading writer of 'Hard SF', Gregory Albert Benford was born in Alabama in 1941. He received a BSc in physics from the University of Oklahoma, followed by an MSc and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. His breakthrough novel, Timescape, won both the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, and he has been nominated for the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula twelve times in all categories

A bibliography of works by American science fiction author Gregory Benford. Man-Kzin Wars (with Larry Niven). In Alien Flesh (March 1986). Matter's End (January 1995). Worlds Vast and Various (October 2000)

A bibliography of works by American science fiction author Gregory Benford. Worlds Vast and Various (October 2000). Immersion and Other Short Novels (March 2002). Anomalies (March 2012). The Best of Gregory Benford (July 2015). Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II (October 1986, with Martin H. Greenberg). Nuclear War (July 1988, with Martin H Greenberg).

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Author of the Nebula Award winning Timescape, Benford's first collection of short stories demonstrates the extraordinary range of his imagination. The stories contained within are a perfect introduction to the work of one of our greatest SF novelists and thinkers. Books related to In Alien Flesh.

Books by Greg Benford. Short story collections. Matter’s End. Worlds Vast and Various. Immersion, and Other Short Novels. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied so that you can enjoy reading it on your personal devices. This e-book is for your personal use only.

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Akinohn
In Alien Flesh is a fine collection of science fiction stories from the brilliant mind of Gregory Benford. Each of these tales is a well-constructed, timely investigation into our technological future, displaying a master's command of both mood and technique. The blurring line between man and machine is explored sympathetically in "Me/Days," (a story narrated by the computer), breezily in "Snatching the Bot," and more seriously in "To the Storming Gulf" (with its post-apocalyptic nod to Faulkner). More often, though, Benford shows the powerful effect technology has on human beings: the xenobiologists who risk their lives to study enormous alien creatures in "In Alien Flesh," the ship's crew racing helplessly towards the end of the universe in "Relativistic Effects," and the doomed tourists in "Of Space/Time and the River." "Time Shards" describes a little-known technology for listening in to the past, but casts doubt on the usefulness of such researches; the story's focus is on a brilliant scientist and an antiquarian who come to realize that their life's work is no more than a mere curiosity. In a more philosophical vein, "Time's Rub" presents a choice between life and immortality in the guise of a simple game offered by an immortal being. Ending on a somewhat lighter note, "Doing Lennon" describes a wealthy man's plan to have himself frozen, then awakened in the next century, where he will claim to be the late John Lennon. The plan works beautifully for a while, and the 21st century treats him like a conquering hero, until the preserved body of Paul McCartney is discovered... Benford's knowledge of contemporary science is probably unequalled by any writer of fiction, and his ability to see the effect of future advances on human beings makes these stories a treat to read. One or two of the stories seemed to bog down a bit, as he gets caught up in too many mundane details, (for example, the scientific grind of "Exposures"), but most of this book is well paced and carefully thought out. This is a top selection for fans of "hard" science fiction, and a good choice for other readers, too.

Kikora
I admit that I love short stories. Do be successful, the writer must not only develop the idea in a short amount of time but must make the characters breathe and - most importantly - bring a resolution of sorts. Benford accomplishes all of these and much more. The tales range from good to excellent with the sorrowful "Relativity" balancing out the hilarious "Lennon".

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