Outspoken Authors: The Lucky Strike by Kim Stanley Robinson (2009, Paperback)
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|Combining dazzling speculation with a profoundly humanist vision, this astounding alternate history tale presents a dramatic encounter with destiny wrapped around a simple yet provocative premise: the terrifying question of what might have happened if the fateful flight over Hiroshima had gone a bit differently. An extensive interview with the author, offering insight into his fiction and philosophies, is also included.|
Fiction. THE LUCKY STRIKE, the classic and controversial story Robinson has chosen for PM's new Outspoken Authors series, begins on a lonely Pacific island, where a crew of untested men are about to take off in an untried aircraft with a deadly payload that will change our world forever. Until something goes wonderfully wrong ... "If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson"--The New York Times.
The classic and controversial story which Robinson has personally chosen for PM Press's new Outspoken Authors series begins on a lonely Pacific island, where a crew of untested men are about to take off in an untried aircraft with a deadly payload that will change the world forever. Until, that is, something goes wonderfully wrong. As a special addition, Robinson has also included an essay, A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions, which dramatically deconstructs history to explore what might have been if things had gone differently over Hiroshima on that fateful day in 1945.
|Author||Kim Stanley Robinson|
|Number Of Pages||121 pages|
|LC Classification Number||PS3568.O2893|
|"It's no coincidence that one of our most visionary science fiction writers is also a profoundly good nature writer." Los Angeles Times|
"The best nature writer in the U.S. today also happens to write science fiction." -- The Ends of the Earth
"The foremost writer of literary utopias." --Time magazine
"The foremost writer of literary utopias." Time magazine
"This stimulating little chapbook would work very well as a basis for classroom debate on speculative fiction, history, or the notion of free will." --Publishers Weekly