Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow

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Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some of our most adventurous and distinguished writers.

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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includes the first new short story by William Gibson to be published since 1997, as well as original, previously unpublished fiction by Lee Henderson, Timothy Taylor, Heather O’Neill, Mark Anthony Jarman, and others.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.

Jay Brown
Paul Carlucci
Douglas Coupland
Buffy Cram
Elyse Friedman
William Gibson
Jessica Grant
Lee Henderson
Sheila Heti
Anosh Irani
Mark Anthony Jarman
Oliver Kellhammer
Annabel Lyon
Pasha Malla
Stephen Marche
Yann Martel
Heather O'Neill
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Neil Smith
Timothy Taylor
Matthew J. Trafford
Laura Trunkey
David Whitton

Additional Information

Author Zsuzsi Gartner (editor)
Publisher Douglas & MacIntyre
Page Count 416pp
Publication Size 5 x 8
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date May 1, 2010
ISBN 978-1553654926

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