TVA Baby

SKU: 9781604864052
Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: PM Press / Spectacular Fiction Series
ISBN: 9781604864052
Published: 4/2011
Format: Paperback
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 192
Subjects: Science Fiction, Short Stories
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Beginning with a harrowing, high-speed ride through the Upper South (a TVA baby is a good ol’ boy with a Yankee father and a 12-gauge) and ending in a desperate search through New Orleans graveyards for Darwin’s doomsday machine ("Charlie’s Angels"), Terry Bisson’s newest collection of short stories covers all the territory between—from his droll faux-FAQ’s done for Britain’s Science magazine, to the most seductive of his Playboy fantasies ("Private Eye"), to an eerie dreamlike evocation of the 9/11 that might have been ("A Perfect Day"). On the way we meet up with Somali Pirates, a perfect-crime appliance (via PayPal) and a visitor from Atlantis who just wants a burger with fries, please.
 
Readers who like cigarettes, lost continents, cars, lingerie, or the Future will be delighted. For those who don’t, there’s always Reality TV.

Praise:

"Bisson's work is a fresh, imaginative attempt to confront some of the problems of our time. It is the Bissons of the field upon whom the future if science fiction depends.”Washington Post Book World

“With his sharp accuracy and sharp humor, he seems to me the Mark Twain of science fiction." —Kim Stanley Robinson

“Terry Bisson is one of the sharpest short story writers in science fiction today.” Sacramento Book Review

About Terry Bisson:

Terry Bisson, who was for many years a Kentuckian living in New York City, is now a New Yorker living in California. In addition to his Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction, he has written biographies of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Nat Turner. He is also the host of a popular San Francisco reading series (SFinSF) and the Editor of PM’s new Outspoken Authors pocketbook series. He lives in Oakland and rides a KLR650.

Table of Contents:

TVA Baby 
Private Eye
Pirates of the Somali Coast
The Stamp
Catch ’Em in the Act
A Special Day
BYOB FAQ
Captain Ordinary
Farewell Atlantis
Corona FAQ
Billy and the Circus Girl
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Charlie’s Angels
Author’s Afterword

See and hear author interviews, book reviews, and other news on Terry Bisson's page HERE

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