Nano Comes to Clifford Falls: And Other Stories

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Golden Gryphon Press, May 1, 2008 - Fiction - 324 pages
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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 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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User Review  - thermopyle - LibraryThing

This collection reminded me a great deal of the sci-fi anthologies I read in my youth. Those books, by Clarke and Asimov and the authors that started their careers when the short-story was king ... Read full review

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User Review  - thegreattimsbooklist - LibraryThing

Man, I am in love with Nancy Kress. The woman can write no wrong. In this latest collection, she once again displays the mastery of the short story. While her novels are good, her short stories are ... Read full review


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Nancy Kress is the author of 23 books, including Beggars in Spain, Nothing Human, Probability Space, Stinger, and her bestselling Write Great Fiction series. A recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards, her work has been translated into 16 languages. She lives in Rochester, New York.

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