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Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future

Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future

Gardner Dozois Poul Anderson Ted Chiang Joe Haldeman Robert Reed Liz Williams Ian R. MacLeod Michael Swanwick Charles Stross Paul McAuley Tony Daniel James Blish Tom Purdom David Marusek Eric Brown Greg Egan Bruce Sterling Geoffrey A. Landis Robert Charles Wilson R.A. Lafferty Samuel R. Delany Joanna Russ Gene Wolfe Roger Zelazny Robert Silverberg
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Mind-expanding explorations of the future of the human form

Our bodies and minds are malleable, and only the imagination is the limit to the possible improvements. From genetics to artificial enhancements, humanity will alter the course of its own evolution. Included here are more than twenty stories from the most imaginative writers in the field, including:

Poul Anderson * James Blish * Eric Brown * Ted Chiang * Tony Daniel * Samuel R. Delany * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Geoffrey A. Landis * Paul McAuley * Ian MacLeod * David Marusek * Tom Purdom * Robert Reed * Joanna Russ * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Liz Williams * Gene Wolfe * Roger Zelazny


Contents
ix • Preface • essay by uncredited
1 • The Chapter Ends • [Psychotechnic League] • • novelette by Poul Anderson
18 • Watershed • [Pantropy] • • shortstory by James Blish
26 • Slow Tuesday Night • • shortstory by R. A. Lafferty
32 • Aye, and Gomorrah • • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany
41 • Nobody's Home • • shortstory by Joanna Russ
54 • The Hero as Werwolf • • shortstory by Gene Wolfe
66 • Halfjack • • shortstory by Roger Zelazny
71 • Dancer's in the Time-Flux • shortstory by Robert Silverberg
85 • Spook • • shortstory by Bruce Sterling
97 • Understand • • novelette by Ted Chiang
125 • None So Blind • • shortstory by Joe Haldeman
133 • Mortimer Gray's History of Death • • novella by Brian Stableford
181 • Brother Perfect • [Sister Alice] • • novella by Robert Reed
223 • A Child of the Dead • • shortstory by Liz Williams
229 • Nevermore • • novelette by Ian R. MacLeod
247 • The Wisdom of Old Earth • • shortstory by Michael Swanwick
255 • TOAST: A Con Report • • shortstory by Charles Stross
267 • The Gardens of Saturn • • novelette by Paul J. McAuley
296 • Grist • • novella by Tony Daniel
342 • Fossil Games • • novelette by Tom Purdom
373 • The Wedding Album • [Cathy] • • novella by David Marusek
413 • Steps Along the Way • • shortstory by Eric Brown
421 • Border Guards • • novelette by Greg Egan
442 • Epilogue • essay by uncredited
444 • Homo Sapiens Declared Extinct • • shortstory by Bruce Sterling
446 • A History of the Human and Post-Human Species • • shortstory by Geoffrey A. Landis
449 • The Great Goodbye • • shortstory by Robert Charles Wilson
Language
English
Pages
450
Format
Paperback
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Release
January 15, 2002
ISBN
0312275692
ISBN 13
9780312275693
Mind-expanding explorations of the future of the human form

Our bodies and minds are malleable, and only the imagination is the limit to the possible improvements. From genetics to artificial enhancements, humanity will alter the course of its own evolution. Included here are more than twenty stories from the most imaginative writers in the field, including:

Poul Anderson * James Blish * Eric Brown * Ted Chiang * Tony Daniel * Samuel R. Delany * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Geoffrey A. Landis * Paul McAuley * Ian MacLeod * David Marusek * Tom Purdom * Robert Reed * Joanna Russ * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Liz Williams * Gene Wolfe * Roger Zelazny


Contents
ix • Preface • essay by uncredited
1 • The Chapter Ends • [Psychotechnic League] • • novelette by Poul Anderson
18 • Watershed • [Pantropy] • • shortstory by James Blish
26 • Slow Tuesday Night • • shortstory by R. A. Lafferty
32 • Aye, and Gomorrah • • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany
41 • Nobody's Home • • shortstory by Joanna Russ
54 • The Hero as Werwolf • • shortstory by Gene Wolfe
66 • Halfjack • • shortstory by Roger Zelazny
71 • Dancer's in the Time-Flux • shortstory by Robert Silverberg
85 • Spook • • shortstory by Bruce Sterling
97 • Understand • • novelette by Ted Chiang
125 • None So Blind • • shortstory by Joe Haldeman
133 • Mortimer Gray's History of Death • • novella by Brian Stableford
181 • Brother Perfect • [Sister Alice] • • novella by Robert Reed
223 • A Child of the Dead • • shortstory by Liz Williams
229 • Nevermore • • novelette by Ian R. MacLeod
247 • The Wisdom of Old Earth • • shortstory by Michael Swanwick
255 • TOAST: A Con Report • • shortstory by Charles Stross
267 • The Gardens of Saturn • • novelette by Paul J. McAuley
296 • Grist • • novella by Tony Daniel
342 • Fossil Games • • novelette by Tom Purdom
373 • The Wedding Album • [Cathy] • • novella by David Marusek
413 • Steps Along the Way • • shortstory by Eric Brown
421 • Border Guards • • novelette by Greg Egan
442 • Epilogue • essay by uncredited
444 • Homo Sapiens Declared Extinct • • shortstory by Bruce Sterling
446 • A History of the Human and Post-Human Species • • shortstory by Geoffrey A. Landis
449 • The Great Goodbye • • shortstory by Robert Charles Wilson
Language
English
Pages
450
Format
Paperback
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Release
January 15, 2002
ISBN
0312275692
ISBN 13
9780312275693

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