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by Robert Charles Wilson

eBook The Perseids and Other Stories ePub
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Language: English
ISBN: 0312873743
ISBN13: 978-0312873745
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (August 5, 2000)
Pages: 224
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 464
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ePub file: 1604 kb
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Robert Charles Wilson. A Tom Doherty Associates Book. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this collection are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. The perseids and other stories.

Robert Charles Wilson. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. This book is printed on acid-free paper.

In other words, we embarrassed her. Later, she took me into the bedroom and closed the door against a crush of bodies. At ease, they draped their arms across each other’s shoulders and inclined together like lazy willows. I had told them the story of the mirror

In other words, we embarrassed her. For reprimands, not a quick fuck. I had told them the story of the mirror. Stroking my wounded vanity with images of Faye. Conrad said sleepily, Well, what if she’s right?

We had lived in this apartment for ten years, Michelle and I. Central but a little north, seventeen stories up, southern . And I had read enough pop-medical books to realize that the combination of periodic fugues and graphomania spelled big trouble, at least potentially. Nor was I afraid of doctors.

We had lived in this apartment for ten years, Michelle and I. Central but a little north, seventeen stories up, southern exposure. In my forty-one years I had made it through an appendectomy, a kidney stone, and two impacted wisdom teeth.

is concerned, Leah and I are actually more catlike than the other creatures he encounters. A good campfire story makes the hair on my arms stand at attention. This was explained to me once: something about the arrector pili muscles and the fight-or-flight reflex. Leah gave Paul a long evaluating stare.

His last employee had gone mad or fled to the wilds of British Columbia, depending on which version of the story he chose to tell. Either scenario had begun to seem plausible. Holding a job means keeping regular hours, unfortunately.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Perseids and Other Stories. As with his novels, Robert Charles Wilson has written an exciting book that showcase why this writer is one of the centers of the genre as short science fiction is rarely as good.

Robert Charles Wilson (born December 15, 1953) is an American-Canadian science fiction author. Wilson was born in the United States in California, but grew up near Toronto, Ontario. Apart from another short period in the early 1970s spent in Whittier, California, he has lived most of his life in Canada, and in 2007 he became a Canadian citizen. He resided for a while in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and briefly in Vancouver.

Short Stories & Anthologies. Robert Charles Wilson has long been one of my favourite authors both in long fiction and short. As a Canadian, I've been able to see his wonderful short fiction as it appeared in various Canadian venues, such as the Northern Frights and the Tesseracts series of anthologies. Now they are collected here and they are fabulous. Wilson writes with heart and soul and a staggering intellect that is never show-offy.

In his first story collection, Robert Charles Wilson, one of the most . And in the Hugo-nominated "Divide by Infinity", an aging Toronto book-lover finds himself becoming, literally, increasingly unlikely.

In his first story collection, Robert Charles Wilson, one of the most distinguished SF authors of his generation, weaves a tapestry of tales set in and around the city of Toronto - a haunted, numinous Toronto of past, present and future, buzzing with strangeness. In "The Fields of Abraham", one of three stories written especially for this collection, an impoverished immigrant boy is trained in strange disciplines by a bookseller who is more than he seems.

Robert Charles Wilson's time has come. His first novel from Tor, Darwinia, was a finalist for science fiction's Hugo award, and a #1 Locus bestseller in paperback. His next novel, Bios, is a critical and commercial success. Now Wilson's brilliant short science fiction is available in book form for the first time.Beginning with "The Perseids," winner of Canada's national SF award, this collection showcases Wilson's suppleness and strength: bravura ideas, scientific rigor, and living, breathing human beings facing choices that matter. Also included among the several stories herein are the acclaimed Hugo Award finalist "Divided by Infinity" and three new stories written specifically for this collection.
Anazan
Perhaps, as I am beginning to know Wilson-as-a-writer better I learn where he loses me. Me he loses often at the end of his stories. Inconclusive, vague, searching, are terms that are coming to me. I like his style, but the way he wraps up his stories to me feels disappointing.
Xwnaydan
This is a gloomy collection of short stories, loosely tied together. I like this sort of anthology, and find it particularly well fit for science fiction. But these stories are all quite far out, to say the least! Topics ambitiously tackled include aliens that travel across space as light, a pill that makes you king of the insects, a woman impregnated by a rock-based life form, many worlds quantum immortality, alien abduction, and drug induced insanity. But most of these stories distracted me with inconsistencies.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/362020825
Jediathain
The alternating fragile and strong linkages between the stories makes them more fun to read and think about than if they were all completely separate. Even down to giving the same phrases and similar ideas to new characters and their different perspectives. Even the lightweight stories, like Ulysses Sees The Moon..., find a nice fit in the whole. A few of them even end positively, which is a refreshing change from most modern short stories.
Corgustari
One of the previous collections of random short stories I had read lead me to find more of Wilson's work, and I'm glad that it did. The stories in this book are all somewhat tenuously connected to some version of Toronto evidently, but I was more intrigued by the stories (three of them in particular - as I read the book a couple of weeks ago I want to say that the stories in question were "The Fields of Abraham," "Divided by Infinity" (?) and "Pearl Baby") which are more obviously linked both in terms of both characters and theme.

The stories are all well written but not all necessarily all equally enthralling; I was less impressed with "The Inner Inner City", "The Observer," "Ulysses Sees the Moon..." and "Plato's Mirror" - they weren't bad stories, just not nearly as to the point (both in terms of pacing and actual plot revelations) as the other stories I had mentioned.

In short, a good one to get from your local library, but I wouldn't have been pleased to purchase.
Hunaya
This is a fascinating science fiction anthology that centers on a small bookstore, Finders, as if that place is the vortex of the universe. Each story is well written and connects back to the bookstore, some more so than others. Three tales are new though if readers are like this reviewer they were unaware that the author had written any short stories so all the tales are new. As with his novels, Robert Charles Wilson has written an exciting book that showcase why this writer is one of the centers of the genre as short science fiction is rarely as good.

Harriet Klausner
Meztisho
Wilson is a brilliant story teller. Each story stands on its own as a compelling and scary experience with full bodied characters you easily come to like, hate, even fear. His rendering of Toronto is such that I feel I have walked its streets. There are several sub-plots that weave together, not in a way that disrupts each tale but rather come together in a surprising, amusing and satisfying way toward the end of the work. Highly recommended.
Thetahuginn
Robert Charles Wilson has long been one of my favourite authors both in long fiction and short. As a Canadian, I've been able to see his wonderful short fiction as it appeared in various Canadian venues, such as the _Northern Frights_ and the _Tesseracts_ series of anthologies. Now they are collected here and they are fabulous. Wilson writes with heart and soul and a staggering intellect that is never show-offy. His fiction is a joy to read. My favorite of the stories is the title one, "The Perseids," which quite rightly won Canada's top sci-fi prize, the Aurora. For readers who know Wilson's work, his short fiction is much more in the vein of his Hugo nominated _Darwinia_ rather than in that of the more recent _Bios_. I recommend this book highly and hope it is only the first of many collections from RCW.
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