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Paradise Tales by Geoff Ryman

Paradise Tales by Geoff Ryman

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Published by Gavin Grant
Cambodia, Kosovo, Mars, & beyond

“Often contemplative and subtly ironic, the 16 stories in this outstanding collection work imaginative riffs on a variety of fantasy and SF themes. “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter,” a Cambodian ghost story, and “The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai,” a samurai-style narrative, have the delicacy of Asian folktales or lyrical fantasies. . . . Readers of all stripes will appreciate these thoughtful tales.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Geoff Ryman’s stories take us to recognizable places—London, Cambodia, tomorrow—and feature men and women in recognizable situations (or dealing with almost familiar technologies) but who aren’t sure which way to turn. They—we—should obviously choose what’s right . . . but what if that’s difficult? What if it isn’t obvious? What will we do? Will we do as we should, or . . . ?

Paradise Tales builds on the success of Geoff Ryman’s most recent novel, The King’s Last Song, with three stories set in Cambodia, “The Last Ten Years of the Hero Kai,” “Blocked,” and “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter.” Thirteen more stories are selected from throughout Ryman’s career including “VAO,” “Omnisexual,” “The Film-makers of Mars,” and an intense new story, “K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo’s Career).”

Ryman’s stories are transformative, exuberant, superbly crafted intimate moments which dissect our day-to-day life and reveal the world changing right before our very eyes.

Contents

The Film-makers of Mars
The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai
Birth Days
V.A.O
The Future of Science Fiction
Omnisexual
Home
Warmth
Everywhere
No Bad Thing
Talk Is Cheap
Days of Wonder
You
K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo’s Career)
Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter
Blocked

Praise for Geoff Ryman’s most recent novel:

“[Ryman] has not so much created as revealed a world in which the promise of redemption takes seed even in horror.”
—The Boston Globe

“Inordinately readable . . . extraordinary in its detail, color and brutality.”
—The Independent (UK)

Geoff Ryman is the author of The Child Garden, Was, and The Unconquered Country. His books have received the British Science Fiction, World Fantasy, Arthur C. Clarke, Campbell, and Sunburst awards. Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.
Cambodia, Kosovo, Mars, & beyond

“Often contemplative and subtly ironic, the 16 stories in this outstanding collection work imaginative riffs on a variety of fantasy and SF themes. “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter,” a Cambodian ghost story, and “The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai,” a samurai-style narrative, have the delicacy of Asian folktales or lyrical fantasies. . . . Readers of all stripes will appreciate these thoughtful tales.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Geoff Ryman’s stories take us to recognizable places—London, Cambodia, tomorrow—and feature men and women in recognizable situations (or dealing with almost familiar technologies) but who aren’t sure which way to turn. They—we—should obviously choose what’s right . . . but what if that’s difficult? What if it isn’t obvious? What will we do? Will we do as we should, or . . . ?

Paradise Tales builds on the success of Geoff Ryman’s most recent novel, The King’s Last Song, with three stories set in Cambodia, “The Last Ten Years of the Hero Kai,” “Blocked,” and “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter.” Thirteen more stories are selected from throughout Ryman’s career including “VAO,” “Omnisexual,” “The Film-makers of Mars,” and an intense new story, “K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo’s Career).”

Ryman’s stories are transformative, exuberant, superbly crafted intimate moments which dissect our day-to-day life and reveal the world changing right before our very eyes.

Contents

The Film-makers of Mars
The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai
Birth Days
V.A.O
The Future of Science Fiction
Omnisexual
Home
Warmth
Everywhere
No Bad Thing
Talk Is Cheap
Days of Wonder
You
K is for Kosovo (or, Massimo’s Career)
Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter
Blocked

Praise for Geoff Ryman’s most recent novel:

“[Ryman] has not so much created as revealed a world in which the promise of redemption takes seed even in horror.”
—The Boston Globe

“Inordinately readable . . . extraordinary in its detail, color and brutality.”
—The Independent (UK)

Geoff Ryman is the author of The Child Garden, Was, and The Unconquered Country. His books have received the British Science Fiction, World Fantasy, Arthur C. Clarke, Campbell, and Sunburst awards. Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.

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