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Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review, renowned writers Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, and Christopher Brown join the hottest emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.
"Twelve Tomorrows would have to qualify
as one of the year’s best SF anthologies
to date, perhaps the best."
"I only collect two things in this world:
memories and [MIT Technology Review’s]
annual Science Fiction issue."
Gene Wolfe was born in New York City in 1931 and spent his early childhood in Peoria, Illinois. After serving in Vietnam, he attended the University of Houston and earned a degree in mechanical engineering. While working as an engineer and editor, he astonished the world of science fiction with his first mature work, the novella The Fifth Head of Cerberus, a meditation on post-colonialism.
Since then, his books have encouraged critical superlatives. Ursula Le Guin calls him “our Melville,” and Michael Swanwick says he “is the single greatest writer in the English language alive today.” That reputation is based on 30 novels, including a mainstream volume, Peace (1975), and many short story collections and chapbooks, but mostly upon his masterpiece, the tetralogy The Book of the New Sun (1980–1983).
MIT Technology Review editor Jason Pontin had the opportunity to sit with Wolfe recently. The insightful transcript is featured in Twelve Tomorrows, and available today as a special preview.
"Last year's special volume was a huge hit,
containing some of the best SF stories…
and this edition carries on that tradition"