Babylon Sisters

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Prime, Oct 1, 2002 - 324 pages
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Paul Di Filippo is one of Science Fiction's finest short story writers, wild, witty, exuberantly imaginative; Babylon Sisters and Other Posthumans is a generous showcase of his strange, transformative, and powerful Hard SF visions. The fourteen stories collected here are glimpses into the most fantastic possibilities of human evolution-biological, social, and cultural. From a New York split into warring walled enclaves, to the destiny of our species as a strain of virus, to an Africa made over by nanotech messiahs, to a future Earth protected by half-alien angels, to wars of liberation from what we have always so tragically been: these are only some of the awe-inspiring transitions to be found in Babylon Sisters. Read here of rebellion by books against their librarian, of cosmic destiny remade by stellar lunatics, of disorienting ventures beyond the boundaries of the human; discover here the perverse and terrible dangers of the age of posthumanity.

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Paul Di Filippo is a prolific science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story writer with multiple collections to his credit, among them"The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories", "Fractal Paisleys", "The Steampunk Trilogy", and many more.He has written a number of novels as well, including"Joe s Liver"and"Spondulix: A Romance of Hoboken".Di Filippo is also a highly regarded critic and reviewer, appearing regularly in"Asimov s Science Fiction"andthe"Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction". A recent publication, coedited with Damien Broderick, is"Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels1985 2010".

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