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By Gardner R. Dozois

An anthology of usually ignored technological know-how fiction stories contains tales by means of William Gibson, Pat Murphy, Cordwainer Smith, Joanna Russ, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny, and twenty-one different writers.

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