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Story Behind the Book

(2013)
Volume 2 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)
(A Very British History)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Selected by the author from his output across a quarter of a century, this landmark collection contains the very finest science fiction stories by one of Britain's foremost masters of the genre. From sharply satirical alternate histories to explorations of the outer edges of biotechnology, from tales of extravagant far futures to visions of transformative challenges of deep space, the showcase the reach and restless intelligence of a writer Publishers Weekly has praised as being 'one of the field's finest practitioners.'

Stories include:
'Little Ilya and Spider and Box'
'The Temporary King'
'Cross Road Blues'
'Gene Wars'
'Prison Blues'
'Children of the Revolution'
'Recording Angel'
'Second Skin'
'All Tomorrow's Parties'
'17'
'Sea Change, With Monsters'
'How We Lost the Moon, A True Story by Frank W. Allen'
'A Very British History'
'The Two Dicks'
'Meat'
'Rocket Boy'
'The Thought War'
'City of the Dead'
'Little Lost Robot'
'Shadow Life'
'The Choice'
'Searching for Van Gogh at the End of the World'
'Karl and the Ogre'



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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Very British History [SF stories of Paul McAuley]
Author(s): Paul McAuley
ISBN: 1-84863-596-6 / 978-1-84863-596-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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April 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Very British History [SF stories of Paul McAuley] [Signed Slipcase]
Author(s): Paul McAuley
ISBN: 1-84863-597-4 / 978-1-84863-597-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Story Behind the Book : Volume 2 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)
Author(s): Neal Asher, Keith Brooke, Ellen Ullman, Marcus Sakey, Paul McAuley, Daniel Abraham, Jasper Kent, Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4992-1372-7 / 978-1-4992-1372-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley, 1985 - 2011
Author(s): Paul McAuley
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April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Story Behind the Book : Volume 2 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)
Author(s): Neal Asher, Ellen Ullman, Marcus Sakey, Paul McAuley, Daniel Abraham, Jasper Kent, Laurie Frankel, Keith Brooke
Publisher: Upcoming4.me
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU