|...is becoming a multiple-choice question. Extra-uterine, cloned and bio-engineered human
reproduction is right around the corner. Science Fiction has always been drawn to this edge
of human evolution, celebrating, admonishingand sometimes even prophesyingour tentative
steps toward artificial reproduction. Here, sprung from the minds of the masters,
is a varied and rich collection of stories tackling the controversial issue of reproductive
alternativesand the future that such choices may bring... |
Award-winning, best-selling, and renowned authors bring you tales that will change the way you look at conception, birth, and parenting...
In Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "One Day at Central Convenience Mall," a race of programmed retail clerks makes shopping a breezeuntil one decides to break the mold...
An obsolete religious group finds a high-tech way to replenish their flock in Patricia A. McKillip's "A Gift to Be Simple"...
Robert Silverberg's classic tale of genetic manipulation, "There Was an Old Woman," reveals what happens when thirty-one identical clones rebel against their determined destiniesand the woman who created them...
A dead boy discovers that virtual environments are a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there in "Daddy's World" by Walter Jon Williams...
And ten more stories to take you to the cutting edge of reproductive technologyand beyond!
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