Identity Theft and Other Stories

Identity Theft and Other Stories

Book - 2008
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2009 Aurora Award nominee

A sense of wonder that hasn't prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein." -Books in Canada

This new collection by the man Anne McCaffrey calls "an absolutely marvelous writer" includes Hugo Award nominee "Shed Skin, Nebula Award nominee Identity Theft, and Aurora Award winner Ineluctable." In these pages, you'll discover the dark secret of the only priest on Mars, revisit H.G. Wells's Morlocks, and learn what really happens when aliens beam us the Encyclopedia Galactica.

"Sawyer has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories." -Analog

"Sawyer writes my favorite kind of science fiction: interesting characters, fast-paced plotting, science threaded elegantly into the prose - he does it all with grace and style. I am constantly amazed by the depth of Sawyer's characters - their humanity, their failings and their instincts."
-Rodger Turner on SF Site

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Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780889954120
9780889954113
Branch Call Number: SAW
Characteristics: 284 pages ;,22 cm

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Dtrasler
Jan 16, 2015

Short story collections can be a bit hit and miss, but this one was more hits than misses. It's made me curious to read some of Sawyer's long fiction

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blondtraillite
Aug 15, 2010

Sawyer is an amazing writer who usually thinks of the consequences of the worlds he creates, but not all of his stories are so tight and thought-provoking. Actually, some are downright boring. Of the collection, I only had 6 that I truly enjoyed (compared with 8 that sucked and one undecided). To his credit, he admits to some of the bad or simply going for the joke/last line in stories. Ultimately, I felt the collection redeeming enough to keep (versus donate to charity) and some stories in this one are must-reads. Just don't expect every story to grab you.

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