World Fantasy Best Collection (nominee)
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
This collection of tightly crafted, highly imaginative short stories employs surrealist, satirical, and fantastical devices to explore politics, class, and gender. From a hilarious tale about bioengineering and the stresses of climbing the corporate ladder to an evocative story of a woman who loses a sock at the laundromat and finds she's missing a bit of her soul, these science fiction stories showcase an award-winning writer's compelling vision of the universe. Computer pioneers, cross-country skiers, and aliens figure into these literary stories that challenge the boundaries of imagination with quirky, anti-establishment characters and visionary technological extrapolation.
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Used availability for Eileen Gunn's Stable Strategies and Others
September 2004 : USA Paperback
August 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition