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Don't Look Back

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Retrospective SF short story collection from the master science writer
A real scientist writing science-fiction with real science – what more could one ask? John Gribbin is a visionary, and one heck of a good storyteller.
Robert J. Sawyer
Hugo Award-winning author of QUANTUM NIGHT

John Gribbin, widely regarded as one of the best science writers of the 20th century, has also, unsurprisingly, been writing science fiction for many years. While his novels are well-known, his short stories are perhaps less so. He has also written under pseudonyms. Here, for the first time, is the definitive collection of John’s short stories. Many were originally published in Analog and other magazines. Some were  precursors to John’s classic novels Innervisions, Double Planet, The Alice Encounter and Father to the Man. As well as 23 Science Fiction short stories, three of which John wrote with his son Ben, this collection includes two Science Fact essays on subjects beloved of science fiction authors and readers. In one essay, John provides scientifically accurate DIY instructions for creating a time machine; and in the other, he argues that the Moon is, in fact, a Babel Fish!
   The stories, many written at a time when issues such as climate change were taken less seriously, now seem very relevant again in an age of dubious politicians. What underpins all of them, of course, is a grounding in solid science. But they are also laced with a dry and subtle wit, which will not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever met John at a science fiction convention, or indeed elsewhere. He is, however, not averse to a good pun, as evidenced by a song he co-wrote for the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: The Holey Cheeses of Nazareth.

Despite the exhortation of this collection’s title, this is a perfect opportunity to look back at John’s short stories. If you’ve never read any of his fiction before, now you have the chance to acquaint yourself with a body of work that, while being very much of its time, is certainly not in any way out of date.

Complementing John’s stories is a fantastic cover designed by legendary space artist David A. Hardy.

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Contents:

SCIENCE FICTION
Introduction
Perpendicular Worlds
Double Planet
The Doomsday Device
Programmed for destruction
Random Variable
The Royal Visit
The Sins of the Fathers
Sense of Direction
The Best is Yet to Be
Other Edens
The Carbon Papers
Insight
Don’t Look Back
Defense Initiative
Hackers
The Words of If
Mother Love
Something to Beef About
Nature Trail
The Alice Encounter
Artifact
Easy as Pi
Untanglement: The Leaving of the Quantum Cats

SCIENCE FACT
A Do-It-Yourself Time Machine
Is the Moon a Babel Fish?

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Don't Look Back
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: 05 May 2017
  • Publisher: Elsewhen Press
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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