This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today. This significant volume contains many characters and situations that later evolved into their own novels. aMandalaa features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Bearas later novel, Strength of Stones. In aHardfought, a Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with aliens. Other stories include aThe Wind From a Burning Womana in which a woman holds the world hostage by controlling a giant asteroid; aScattershot, a in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in an undefined limbo space; and aPetra, a a story of a world where chaos rules, stone moves, and the mind controls reality. Hailed by readers and critics alike, The Venging has been described as an aexcellent collectiona and its author praised as aone of the freshest writers to break into the science fiction field in many a year.aI tooka deep breath. aEvery time youa#39;ve gone through ... Built rather likea volvox, if you knowwhat that is.aquot; aquot;How do you keep from ... This isallit cando now:it can keep usin onepiece each time we jump. But notthe entire ship.aquot; I began toanbsp;...
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