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In Alien Flesh

(1986)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
The award-winning author (If the Stars Are Gods, Timescape has a reputation for bridging the often hostile camps of hard-science SF and the more literary, humanist variety. In this collection of stories from the past decade, however, his contentious afterwords show a typical SF disdain for mainstream writing that emphasizes characters. Benford's own characters exist solely as functions of his themes, which often deal with humanity's diminutive stature in relation to aliens, astronomy, or humankind's inventions, from modern medicine to nuclear weapons. The ideas are intriguing but often difficult to decipher, and the brief afterwords are necessary to clarify Benford's intentions. Not surprisingly, his machines have more personality than his people, and the best entries (''Me/Days'' and ''Snatching the Bot'') show artificial intelligences emerging. A weak collection from a celebrated writer.

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Hardback Editions

February 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: In Alien Flesh
Author(s): Gregory Benford
ISBN: 0-312-93344-4 / 978-0-312-93344-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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July 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: In Alien Flesh
Author(s): Gregory Benford
ISBN: 0-575-04142-0 / 978-0-575-04142-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

January 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: In Alien Flesh
Author(s): Gregory Benford
ISBN: 0-8125-3176-0 / 978-0-8125-3176-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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March 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Alien Flesh
Author(s): Gregory Benford
ISBN: 0-575-04489-6 / 978-0-575-04489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Alien Flesh
Author(s): Gregory Benford
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK