Edizione originaleAutore: Gardner Dozois
Titolo: Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
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"The theme of Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future is the belief that humanity will be able to colonize other planets only by radically altering itself through genetic engineering and/or cybernetics. Editor Gardner Dozois, 12-time winner of science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor, has assembled 26 superb speculations by many of SF's best writers, from veteran visionaries like Greg Egan and Bruce Sterling to cutting-edge newcomers like David Marusek and Charles Stross. These stories first appeared between 1953 and 2000 (a majority between 1991-2000). They are pure, often hard SF, with powerful, sometimes frightening, always believable characters. Supermen is recommended to SF readers who won't mind that women make up only two of the contributors and barely more of the protagonists. Mr. Dozois has also edited a companion volume about remaking worlds, Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming." --Cynthia Ward
"Veteran, not to mention highly honored, sf editor Dozois now applies his knowledge of the field to rounding up stories on the next stage of human evolution. The results in toto rather emphasize humans genetically adapted for longer life, greater intelligence, and physical survival in extraterrestrial environments. Eliminating stories in which mutation "must be the result of atomic radiation," excessively long pieces, and ones he simply dislikes, Dozois presents 29 tales, originally published between 1955 and 2000. A cluster comes from the end of that time span, when the question of genetic manipulation of humans became a hot news topic, and Dozois displays a slight tendency to draw from the files of Asimov's Science Fiction, which he has edited for quite a while. But these are high-quality stories, impressively various, that altogether soundly cover a theme that is likely to increase in importance during this coming century. Put another feather in your anthologist's cap, Mr. Dozois." Roland Green Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Poul Anderson * James Blish * Eric Brown * Ted Chiang * Tony Daniel * Samuel R. Delany * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Geoffrey A. Landis * Paul McAuley * Ian MacLeod * David Marusek * Tom Purdom * Robert Reed * Joanna Russ * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Liz Williams * Gene Wolfe * Roger Zelazny.
Antologia di fantascienza sul futuro postumano.