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A Short, Sharp Shock/The Dragon Masters

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 28th 1990 by Tor Books (first published December 1990)
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Shelves: science-fiction
Tor Double #28

"A Short Sharp Shock" is a 1990 novella by Kim Stanley Robinson, written before his famous Mars trilogy. It has been classified as fantasy, but I think that is really only because it is sf that is not science fiction. I classify it as wierd fiction or existential fiction along the lines of writers like China Mieville or Franz Kafka - which is surprising for a writer like KSR, known for his hardsf science fiction. In the story, a man with no memory washes up on the beach in a world
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Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, probably best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his
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