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Tales of Wonder

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Mark Twain's unsettling imagination and passionate curiosity roamed far and wide—racing across microscopic worlds and interstellar voids, leaping ahead to fearful futures, and speculating on dazzling inventions to come. Tales of Wonder features some of the most notable but little-known science fiction available, penned by the famed American humorist and writer. With charac ...more
Paperback, 387 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Bison Books
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Quite a disappointment. Some of the shorter tales work fine, and Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven is wonderful, but the longer pieces are awful. They start with one, simple SF idea (a history of the far future, microscopic voyages) but quickly abandon them for a succession of interminable digressions. Most of the time the strange worlds Twain visits are pretty much identical to 19th century American society, except for one or two curious differences. This is usually the excuse for some leade ...more
One of the best books I've found by Mr. Clemens. Relatively unknown, i was lucky to find a copy in a book store in Nevada County CA. More of the same, funny, witty, short stories but he focuses a lot on sci fi (what!>?!?) if you enjoy HAVE to get this book.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work
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