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In the Shadow of the Towers

Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World

In the Shadow of the Towers( )
Editor: Lain, Douglas
Contribution by: Aldiss, Brian W.
Bowes, Richard
Bradford, K. Tempest
Doctorow, Cory
Feeley, Gregory
Friedman, David
Ketchum, Jack
Marquitz, Tim
McCleary, Robert
Morrow, James
Palwick, Susan
Pratt, Tim
Robson, Kelly
Saknussemm, Kris
Sterling, Bruce
VanderMeer, Jeff
Vukcevich, Ray
ISBN:978-1-59780-850-7
Publication Date:Sep 2015
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Imprint:Night Shade Books
Book Format:Ebook
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In the Shadow of the Towers compiles nearly twenty works of speculative fiction responding to and inspired by the events of 9/11, from writers seeking to confront, rebuild, and carry on, even in the face of overwhelming emotion. Writer and editor Douglas Lain presents a thought-provoking anthology featuring a variety of award-winning and best-selling authors, from Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) and Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) to Susan Palwick...
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Brian W. Aldiss was born in Dereham, United Kingdom on August 18, 1925. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller at Oxford University. His first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955. His first science fiction novel, Non-Stop (Starship in the United States), was published in 1958. He wrote more than 80 books including Hothouse, Greybeard, The Helliconia Trilogy, The Squire Quartet, Frankenstein Unbound, The Malacia Tapestry, Walcot, and Mortal Morning. His short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He has received numerous awards for his work including two Hugo Awards, the Nebula Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and an OBE for services to literature.

He was also an anthologist and an artist. He was the editor of 40 anthologies including Introducing SF, The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets. He was an abstract artist and his first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere, was held in Oxford in August-September 2010. He died on August 19, 2017 at the age of 92.

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