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Novel Ideas by Brian M. Thomsen
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Jul 07, 09

bookshelves: dystopian, scifi-fantasy, grownup-fiction, short-stories
Read in June, 2006

Borrowed from my mother out of interest in reading the original short story "Ender's Game." Other stories in the compilation included "Fire Watch" by Connie Willis (historian has to go back in time to complete his history degree--to London during the Blitz), "Air Raid" by John Varley (falling apart future beings kidnap humans who would have died in an airplane crash to continue the species), "Lady in the Tower" by Anne McCaffrey (depressed telepath finds romance in space), "The Postman" by David Brin (post-apocalyptic tale, with the USPS riding to the rescue), "Blood Music" by Greg Bear (completely weird human mutation), and "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress (children engineered not to need sleep grow up facing persecution). I liked the chance to sample different authors, and the Willis and Kress stories were my favorite, aside from "Ender's Game."

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