Tangents

Tangents Multi award winning author Greg Bear established himself as the most ambitious imaginative of the potential successors to Arthur C Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon Eternity Tangents is his

  • Title: Tangents
  • Author: Greg Bear
  • ISBN: 9781857989793
  • Page: 462
  • Format: None
  • Multi award winning author Greg Bear established himself as the most ambitious imaginative of the potential successors to Arthur C Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon Eternity Tangents is his 1st collection of short stories includes two tales that won both Hugo Nebula Awards Tangents a remarkable account of contact with beings from anothMulti award winning author Greg Bear established himself as the most ambitious imaginative of the potential successors to Arthur C Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon Eternity Tangents is his 1st collection of short stories includes two tales that won both Hugo Nebula Awards Tangents a remarkable account of contact with beings from another dimension, the original short version of his Blood Music.Blood Music later expanded into novel Blood Music Sleepside Story Webster A Martian Ricorso Dead Run Schr dinger s Plague Through Road no Whither Tangents Sisters The Machineries of Joy

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    • Paul Darcy says:

      by Greg Bear, published in 1989.This is a collection of short stories by Greg Bear, and they are not just Science Fiction though looking at the cover art, I thought that was what I was in for.And gladly, I was not. The tales contained in this collection are quite different and thoughtful. It’s easy to see why Greg Bear is a multiple Nebula and Hugo winner.“Blood Music” is a very neat look at one reason we may be alone in the universe.“Sleepside Story” reminded me of Dickens and Poe and [...]

    • Pustulio says:

      Tres estrellas y media. Pero lo que le bajo la media estrella a este libro no fueron las historias si no el audiolibro. Estuvo malona la narración y que no haya diferencia entre historia e historia está gacho pareciera que solo lee otro enunciado y pum se inicia de nuevo. ESO SÍ BLOOD MUSIC MI AMOR MUA MUA MUA y greg bear mi amor y ahora un gif de ciencia ficción:

    • Gendou says:

      This is a book of short stories by the science fiction author Greg Bear. Don't be fooled, however. Only one or two of these stories are actually science fiction. The rest are bizarre and often incomprehensible fantasy. None of them are fully developed and all of them left me wondering why I keep giving Greg Bear a chance.The final chapter is a non-fiction story about 3D computer graphics which is hilariously outdated.

    • Chris Aldridge says:

      This “review” is just my personal NotesFrom Notes “SF books”Audiobook iBooks version Tangents 00:00:00 - 08:52:08BLOOD MUSIC (later expanded into novel Blood Music) 00:00-01:07:40 Len 1:07:40 Scary tale of bioengineering gone wrong. 90%SLEEPSIDE STORY 01:07:40-02:58:00 Length 01:50:20 Districts Sunside, Cokeside, Sleepside, Snowslide meet uptown 60%WEBSTER 02:58:00 03:35:30 Length 00:37:30 man made from words 70%A MARTIAN RICORSO 03:35:30 04:20:36 Length 00:44:24 visit to mars 95% DEAD R [...]

    • Rob Markley says:

      Good selection of Bear short stories

    • Stephen Case says:

      There’s one simple instruction for the person who imagines she might want to be a writer: read. Marilynn Robinson said it. Steven King said it. I’m saying it too. Are there other careers like that? Probably. Do you want to be a famous composer? Listen. Do you want to be a painter? Learn to see. Do you want to be a writer? Read.This means it’s going to be important what books are on your shelves, particularly what books are on your “to read” shelf. I know some writers collect books impu [...]

    • Erik Graff says:

      Why did I become a science fiction reader in childhood and stay so involved in the genre until adulthood? One reason certainly was that I read people like H.G. Wells and George Orwell almost as soon as I learned to read and that early positive experiences got me on the path to developing a self-reinforcing habit. The more one knows in a field the more one gets out of pursuing the study. Also, the culture was pushing science and, as a way into it, science fiction. The Soviets were ahead in the sp [...]

    • Andrewcharles420 says:

      Blood Music - A scientist's nanobots rework and integrate into his system their system.Sleepside Story - A madame with a colorful past convinces a boy to appreciate her in a magical dystopia.Webster - A lonely woman dreams her dictionary to life, but remains unsatisfied.A Martian Ricorso - Martian first contact turns tragic when an unknowing juvenile martian stampede kills an astronaut and a second astronaut accidentally kills himself trying to fight them; the third is left unharmed.Dead Run - A [...]

    • Eric Herboso says:

      This collection of short stories from the early portion of Greg Bear's career includes several hits alongside a few misses in both hard and soft science fiction. There's even a nonfiction article on the state of technology included in the volume that really dates the book.Overall, it's a worthwhile read and has more than a few interesting themes, and is definitely good enough for me to consider it above average. Nevertheless, I hesitate to completely recommend it, as it does not (in my opinion) [...]

    • Nicholas Barone says:

      The excellent collection gathers together many of Greg Bear's best short work from the early part of his career (1973-1989). It contains two of his classic sf short stories - "Blood Music" and "Tangents" (both winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards), as well as the excellent sf stories "Schrodinger's Plague" and "Sisters" (which nearly moved me to tears). Though Bear is best known for his hard sf, the collection also includes a couple of fine fantasy stories - "Dead Run" and "Sleepside Story".

    • Philip Hollenback says:

      Man was I blown away by this collection. I have never been a huge Bear fan but I was basing that mainly on Darwin's Radio. That was a decent book but nothing spectacular. Thus I guess I kind of dismissed Bear.This old (1984) collection of his short stories completely changed my opinion. This book is loaded with incredibly moving and powerful vignettes. I cried a few times, I admit it.Whether or not you have any opinion of Greg Bear, you should read this book.

    • Colin Gray says:

      When I bought this book I didnt even know who Greg Bear was. Turns out an excellent addition to my SciFi and Fiction exposure.A good variety of themes are explored in this collection of tales with some even hellish and others creepy, not quite Stephen King style but at least one reminded me of it.I recommend this book to anyone with an open mind.My favourite in the collection is Blood Music.

    • Alex says:

      A good collection of Bear's short works. I found a higher percentage of stories I liked in this collection than in reading his books (though he's got several gems). Some of these stories went on to become novels, or are closely connected to them. If you ever want to learn how to move dup or owwen, this should be on your list.

    • John says:

      The title story is one of the most memorable short stories I've ever read. For several years I forgot its name or who wrote it, and was going crazy searching the web for "dup, owen, reft, and light" and not finding any references to this 5D version of Flatland.

    • Shawn says:

      I personally found the ending of Blood Music viscerally repulsive -- which is not to say it's not a good story; just that it didn't make me want to run right out and read the novel length version. Otherwise a very enjoyable collection.

    • Brian Smith says:

      Great collection of sci-fi and fantasy short stories. Greg Bear is awesome!

    • C.J. Ruby says:

      "Blood Music" is included that in itself nearly rates 5 stars. Maybe I'll give this a reread and see if it warrants an upgrade.

    • Zechy says:

      A nice collection of stories, and one editorial piece on computer graphics. Definitely worth reading if you like Sci-Fi.

    • Rick says:

      Interesting take on 4D.

    • Glenn Myers says:

      This collection of short stories has a few clunkers but some terrific stuff as well, like Dead Run, Schrodinger's Plague and Tangents.

    • Jeff Daly says:

      Listened to on iPhone (33 min, 13 sec) as part of "The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century"

    • bluetyson says:

      Tangents by Greg Bear (2000)

    • Charles says:

      I'd already read a couple of the stories in this. But they get credit for making the book good, even though I didn't read them this time. Several of the stories were really good.

    • Bruce Flash says:

      Some of the best short story Sci-fi I've ever read.

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