The Visible Man

Gardner Dozois
science fiction, short stories
The Visible Man - Gardner Dozois

A collection of original fiction by Hugo and Nebula award winning SF legend Gardner Dozois. The collection contains legendary science fiction tales “A Special Kind of Morning,” “Chains of the Sea,” the riveting title story, “The Visible Man,” and twelve other Dozois-authored stories. With an introduction by Robert Silverberg.

From the Silverberg introduction:

I invite your attention to the rhythms of the prose, the balancing of clauses, the use of alliteration, metaphor, and irony, the tough, elegant sinews of the vocabulary. It is a paragraph of splendid construction, a specimen of prose that shows honorable descent from Chaucer and Shakespeare, Pope and Dryden, Defoe and Dickens, the prose of a man who knows what he wants to say and who says it eloquently and effectively.

Dozois is known in his fiction for his beautiful evocation of setting and emotional intensity within a truly alien and often austere vision of the future. He is a science fiction master of the first order — a fact fully on display in this outstanding collection.

"Lyric, haunting, heartbreaking — this is science fiction at its best." — George R.R. Martin

"My generation of writers has produced relatively few authentic masters... Gardner Dozois is one of them." — William Gibson

Rate this book


Release date: 1977
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: October 21, 2021
Other books by Gardner Dozois
Nightmare Blue
Strangers
Slow Dancing Through Time
Geodesic Dreams: The Best Short Fiction of Gardner Dozois
Morning Child and Other Stories
Shadow Twin
Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
Hunter's Run8.60
Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy
Songs of the Dying Earth
Warriors
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love
When the Great Days Come
Down These Strange Streets
Old Mars
Dangerous Women
The Book of Silverberg
Rogues6.00
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds
Old Venus
Mash Up
The Book of Swords
The Book of Magic
City Under the Stars7.34