Astounding Tales From TomorrowBook - 2010
Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some ofnbsp;Canada's most adventurous and distinguished writers.
The 23 stories in Darwin's Bastardsnbsp;take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a one-legged international actuarial forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest.
The collection includes the first new short story by William Gibson to be published since 1997, as well as original, previously unpublished fiction by Lee Henderson, Timothy Taylor, Heather O'Neill, Mark Anthony Jarman, and others.
From recent Trillium Award-winner Pasha Malla's hilarious take on the apocalypse, where Prince is the only man left alive, to newcomer Matthew J.nbsp;Trafford's brilliant triptych about the fallout from the cloning of Jesus Christ, to iconoclast Sheila Heti's meditative romp about beleaguered physicists and Oracle of Delphi-like BlackBerrys, Darwin's Bastards is a fast-moving, thought-provoking reading extravaganza.
The personasts: my journeys through soft evenings and famous secrets.
We ate the children last.
The December astronauts (or moon-base horse code).
Love in the pneumatic tube era.
I found your VOX.
Notes from the womb.
This morning all night.
There is no time in Waterloo.
The dreamlife of toasters.
Fire from heaven: a dystopian suite.
Twilight of the gods.
Atheists were almost right about everything.
The divinity gene.