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 of the short form. Gardner Dozois is one of them."—William Gibson
Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductee Gardner Dozois is the winner of two Nebula awards for fiction. Dozois was also the long-time editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, a position for which he won fifteen Hugo awards. He remains editor of the annual Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies.
With all-new cover art by Ron Miller.