Iterations

A book by Robert J. Sawyer

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Some really good tales and some not so good!

  • Dec 17, 2005
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+4
I am not usually a big fan of the short story. There are some really good ones in this collection by Sawyer who in my opinion is the current best at the scifi novel. Each tale is presented with an introduction as to how Sawyer came up with the idea for the tale.

There is an excellent tale involving Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson being drawn into the future to solve a puzzling riddle. There is also a tale about high school student who is kind of nerdy but smart. He is always the last one picked (or not even picked) for sports teams in school. He gets the ultimate revenge against the jocks that wronged him.

There is are several tales that deal with parallel universes and dinosaurs. All in all I really enjoyed about half the tales and the other half were just so-so. Since you can skip over the tales that you don't care for, I give the book 4 stars based on the really good ones.

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Canada's leading sci-fi author has been penning acclaimed novels and editing anthologies since the early 1980s. Here is asinglesample from a larger collection of his superlative, often award-winning, short stories. In "Iterations," a publisher finds a doorway to parallel universes that allows him to systematically eliminate murderous versions of himself, though at the risk of becoming his own victim. Sawyer has a gift for casting jarringly original ideas in lucid, sharp-edged prose that mainstream-fiction as well as sf readers should appreciate.
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ISBN-10: 0889953031
ISBN-13: 978-0889953031
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Red Deer Press
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