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By Brian W. Aldiss

This re-creation of Brian Aldiss's vintage anthology brings jointly a various collection of technology fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall', first released in 1941, to the 2006 tale 'Friends in Need' by means of Eliza Blair. together with authors resembling Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss himself, those tales painting struggles opposed to machines, epic trips, genetic experiments, time visitors and alien races. From tales set on the earth, to uncanny a long way far-off worlds and historic burnt-out suns, the single consistent is humanity itself, forced by means of a frequently deadly interest to discover the boundless frontiers of time, area and chance.

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