Nail and the Oracle

Editore: North Atlantic Books Data di rilascio: 2013-04-23

Descrizione

This book contains ten major stories by the master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror written during the 1960s. The controversial If All Men We re Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? shows the authors technique of ask the next question used in a way that shatters social conventions. When You Care, When You Love offers a prescient vision of the marriage of deep obsessive love and genetic manipulation, written long before actual cloning techniques existed. Runesmith constitutes a rare example of Sturgeon collaborating with a legendary colleague, Harlan Ellison. Included also are two other rarities: two detective stories and a Western that showcase Sturgeons knack for characterization and action outside his usual genre. Take Care of Joey has been read as an allusion to the complex personal relationship between Sturgeon and Ellison, while It Was Nothing, Really! hilariously skewers the mores of the military-industrial complex. As always, these stories demonstrate not only Sturgeons brilliant wordplay but also his timeliness, with Brown-shoes and The Nail and the Oracle standing out as powerful commentaries on the use and abuse of power that might have been written yesterday.

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Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Raccolta: North Atlantic Books

Genere: EPub

Pagine 288

ISBN: 9781583947555

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Raccolta: North Atlantic Books

Genere: EPub

Pagine 288

ISBN: 9781583947555

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