"A sense of wonder that hasn't prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein." – Books in Canada
This new collection by the man Anne McCaffrey calls "an absolutely marvelous writer" includes Hugo Award nominee Shed Skin, Nebula Award nominee Identity Theft, and Aurora Award winner Ineluctable. In these pages, you'll discover the dark secret of the only priest on Mars, revisit H.G. Wells's Morlocks, and learn what really happens when aliens beam us the Encyclopedia Galactica.
"Sawyer has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories." – Analog
"Sawyer writes my favorite kind of science fiction: interesting characters, fast-paced plotting, science threaded elegantly into the prose – he does it all with grace and style. I am constantly amazed by the depth of Sawyer's characters – their humanity, their failings and their instincts." – Rodger Turner on SF Site