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Gravity's Angels is a showcase for a decade's worth of Swanwick's shorter fictions, from his first published short story, "The Feast of Saint Janis," to a descent past the edge of a flat Earth otherwise very like our own in "The Edge of the World," which won the 1990 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. The stories collected here are luminous with the promise of his ambition, smart and allusive, dense with ideas and images, sacred and profane.
Praise For Gravity's Angels…
"Gravity's Angels is an extremely impressive collection. Each story is unique unto itself, and reading them closely together does not produce any sense that one has just read the same thing half an hour earlier. If there is any justice in the world, Gravity's Angels will bring Swanwick whatever recognition he has not had thus far."
"This volume chronicles the career of one of the most impressive science fiction writers of the 1980s...Every story uses the traditional materials of the genre to explore deeper issues of character and conscience...Swanwick's work illustrates the power and the potential of contemporary science fiction."
Frog Books, 9781583940297, 360pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2001