The Venging

The Venging

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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. a€œMandalaa€ features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Beara€™s later novel, Strength of Stones. In a€œHardfought, a€ Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with aliens. Other stories include a€œThe Wind From a Burning Womana€ in which a woman holds the world hostage by controlling a giant asteroid; a€œScattershot, a€ in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in an undefined limbo space; and a€œPetra, 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 a€œexcellent collectiona€ and its author praised as a€œone of the freshest writers to break into the science fiction field in many a year.a€I tooka deep breath. a€œEvery 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;...

Title:The Venging
Author:Greg Bear
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-04-01


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