These 23 stories take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a one-legged international actuarial forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest.
The collection includes the first new short story by William Gibson to be published since 1997, as well as original, previously unpublished fiction by Lee Henderson, Timothy Taylor, Heather O’Neill, Mark Anthony Jarman, and others.
From recent Trillium Award–winner Pasha Malla’s hilarious take on the apocalypse, where Prince is the only man left alive, to newcomer Matthew Trafford’s brilliant triptych about the fallout from the cloning of Jesus Christ, to iconoclast Sheila Heti’s meditative romp about beleaguered physicists and Oracle of Delphi-like BlackBerrys, Darwin’s Bastards is a fast-moving, thought-provoking reading extravaganza.
Mark Anthony Jarman
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Matthew J. Trafford
Zsuzsi Gartner (editor)
Douglas & MacIntyre
5 x 8
May 1, 2010
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