By Brian W. Aldiss
This new version of Brian Aldiss's vintage anthology brings jointly a various collection of technological know-how fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall', first released in 1941, to the 2006 tale 'Friends in Need' through Eliza Blair. together with authors resembling Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss himself, those tales painting struggles opposed to machines, epic trips, genetic experiments, time visitors and alien races. From tales set in the world, to uncanny some distance far away worlds and historical burnt-out suns, the single consistent is humanity itself, pressured through a frequently deadly interest to discover the boundless frontiers of time, area and likelihood.
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