The Resource Deserts of fire : speculative fiction and the modern war, edited by Douglas Lain

Deserts of fire : speculative fiction and the modern war, edited by Douglas Lain

Label
Deserts of fire : speculative fiction and the modern war
Title
Deserts of fire
Title remainder
speculative fiction and the modern war
Statement of responsibility
edited by Douglas Lain
Title variation
Speculative fiction and the modern war
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1987, the New York Times published their first front-page review of a science fiction anthology for a collection called In the Field of Fire, themed around the war in Vietnam. "Vietnam was science fiction," the reviewer wrote, and writing about it through that lens found meaning in a war few understood. This idea, that speculative fiction is a vital tool to understanding the inexplicable, is just as relevant nearly thirty years later. Deserts of Fire is a war-inspired anthology for the new millennium, because for many, the recent wars in the deserts of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East are just as slippery to grasp and difficult to understand as Vietnam was two generations earlier. Inside Deserts of Fire are stories from a variety of bestselling and award-winning authors that start with the simple and modest ambition of making the reader feel strange about the recent past. Because when there are too many explanations, the truth won't be found by merely choosing one side or the other. But rather, the truth is in the existence of the confusion itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.0876208
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S3
LC item number
D47 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lain, Douglas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • War stories, American
Label
Deserts of fire : speculative fiction and the modern war, edited by Douglas Lain
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Introduction -- Vietnam Syndrome -- "The Big Flash"-Norman Spinrad -- "The Village"-Kate Wilhelm -- Terrorism -- "The Frozen One"-Tim Pratt -- "Language of Monsters"-Michael Canfield -- Weapons of Mass Destruction -- Presentation to the United Nations Security Council-Colin Powell -- "The Seventh Expression of the Robot General"-Jeffrey Ford -- Shock, Awe, and Combat -- "Over Here"-Ray Vukcevich -- "Shaytan, the Whisperer"-Pedro Iniguez -- "Five Good Things About Meghan Sheedy"-AM Dellamonica -- "Shadows and Light"- Linda Nagata -- "The People We Kill"- Audrey Carroll -- "In the Loop"-Ken Liu -- Mission Accomplished -- "Winnebago Brave"- Rob McCleary -- "Seeing Double"-Ray Daley -- Life After Wartime? -- "Sealed"-Robert Morgan Fisher -- "Unzipped"-Stephen Dines -- "The Sun Inside"-David Schwartz -- Excerpt from Corrossion-Jon Bassoff -- War is Over? -- "Noam Chomsky and the TimeBox"-Douglas Lain -- "Arms Woman"-James Morrow -- Copyright Acknowledgements
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9781597808521
Lccn
2016012883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219385
  • 668807
  • (OCoLC)ocn914219385
  • 668807
Label
Deserts of fire : speculative fiction and the modern war, edited by Douglas Lain
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Introduction -- Vietnam Syndrome -- "The Big Flash"-Norman Spinrad -- "The Village"-Kate Wilhelm -- Terrorism -- "The Frozen One"-Tim Pratt -- "Language of Monsters"-Michael Canfield -- Weapons of Mass Destruction -- Presentation to the United Nations Security Council-Colin Powell -- "The Seventh Expression of the Robot General"-Jeffrey Ford -- Shock, Awe, and Combat -- "Over Here"-Ray Vukcevich -- "Shaytan, the Whisperer"-Pedro Iniguez -- "Five Good Things About Meghan Sheedy"-AM Dellamonica -- "Shadows and Light"- Linda Nagata -- "The People We Kill"- Audrey Carroll -- "In the Loop"-Ken Liu -- Mission Accomplished -- "Winnebago Brave"- Rob McCleary -- "Seeing Double"-Ray Daley -- Life After Wartime? -- "Sealed"-Robert Morgan Fisher -- "Unzipped"-Stephen Dines -- "The Sun Inside"-David Schwartz -- Excerpt from Corrossion-Jon Bassoff -- War is Over? -- "Noam Chomsky and the TimeBox"-Douglas Lain -- "Arms Woman"-James Morrow -- Copyright Acknowledgements
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9781597808521
Lccn
2016012883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219385
  • 668807
  • (OCoLC)ocn914219385
  • 668807

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