ReVisions

ReVisions

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Overview

Some of today's top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756402402
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 08/23/2004
Series: Daw Book Collectors
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Biologist Julie E. Czerneda's science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is the author of the popular "Species Imperative" trilogy, the "Web Shifters" series, the "Trade Pact Universe" trilogy and her new "Stratification" novels. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do.

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ReVisions 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of the stories take place in modern times, detailing how life would be different if historical events were slightly altered. The best of these is 'Herd Mentality'. The idea works best in 'The Resonance of Light', in which history unfolds as we know it, but near the end of the tale, an alternate event transpires and we are left to wonder about the consequences. Skip 'Axial Axioms'. Instead of a short story, this one is just a series of disconnected set-ups for puns that only a mathematician would (maybe) love.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This fifteen short story collection contains what if alternate history tales that will delight genre fans. Each tale takes a key scientific or technological element and changes when it occurred so that it either intersects at an earlier pivotal moment in history such as the Sumerians inventing the printing press in BC or never materialized such as Galileo fails to release his findings. The tales are all well written and the explanation of the REVISION point is fun to follow to ascertain whether the reader agrees with the author¿s logic. Intriguing are those with a modern aspect to include Tesla inventing a laser in the nineteenth century, Livingstone bringing AIDS out of Africa in the nineteenth century and the government pushing aquanauts over astronauts and banning the Internet. Mindful of the Marvel Comics What If series, this terrific collection will have the audience thinking of new ones such as what if an underpaid over paid book reviewer was given a guitar instead of Narnia?---- Harriet Klausner
Staramber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of those rare anthologies where everything in it is readable, and almost everything extremely enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. The level of detail in the stories is excellent. Definitely kept my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she expects Bella to be here.*