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The Planet on the Table

(1986)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
In the past two years Robinson has published three well-received novels. This, his first collection of shorter work, is comprised of eight stories, including a World Fantasy Award winner and several Hugo and Nebula nominees. Robinson's strengths are a clean, clear style and a depth of characterization unusual for science fiction. Among the stories are ''The Lucky Strike,'' which tells about bombardier Frank January, who in an alternate World War II, refuses to drop the Hiroshima bomb, a gesture that lands him in front of a firing squad and eventually ignites a world-wide peace and disarmament movement. In the award-winning novelette, ''Black Air,'' a boy pressed into service on La Lavia, a galleon in the Spanish Armada, witnesses death in many forms when the Armada is smashed and La Lavia helplessly sails ever northward. The other tales here are similarly strong and imaginative.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Planet on the Table
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-312-93595-1 / 978-0-312-93595-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

June 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Planet on the Table
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-8125-5237-7 / 978-0-8125-5237-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Planet on the Table
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0-7088-8232-3 / 978-0-7088-8232-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Orbit
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