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ISBN-10: 1472114388

ISBN-13: 9781472114389

Twenty-First Century technological know-how Fiction is a gigantic anthology of brief stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors within the SF box and featuring recent tales from a few of technological know-how fiction’s maximum up-and-coming authors.
David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have lengthy been well-known as of the main expert and depended on arbiters of the sphere, yet Twenty-First Century technological know-how Fiction offers fans’ first possibilities to determine what their substantial abilities get a hold of jointly, and in addition to get a different standpoint on what’s coming next within the technological know-how fiction field.
The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and demonstrated favorites to incandescent new abilities together with Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth endure, and Peter Watts, and the tales selected include winners and nominees of the entire technology fiction field’s significant awards.


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Alexander Tvardovsky was born in the Smolensk region, the son of a blacksmith. He began to write verse at an early age. He published his first poems in the local papers. In Moscow he was first printed in Oktyabr. But he continued living in Smolensk where he took courses in higher education. In 1935 he moved to Moscow, and his literary career may be said to date from then. The New Russian Poets ApoGHTCH pBaHbIM UOKOJlb MOHyMeHTa, B3BbiBaeT CTa^b otGohhm x mojiotkob. K p yTO H pacTBop ocotforo ueMeHTa PaccHHTaH 6b\ji Ha tmchhw bckob.

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