By Pamela Sargent
Nice technology fiction seems to be outward towards the intricacy of the universe which will glance inward on the complexity of the human situation. In THUMBPRINTS, Nebula and Locus Award-winning writer Pamela Sargent brings jointly brief tales from throughout her profession, every one choked with wealthy characterization and eclectic, interesting plots.From Mongolia to Venus, from the far away previous to the close to destiny, those works of brief fiction discover what it capability to be human. starting from lyrically mystical to bitterly sensible to laughably satirical, THUMBPRINTS is a shining catalogue of all that Sargent has contributed to the genre.With an advent by means of James Morrow and an afterword by way of Sargent, herself.
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Sergey grinned, unscrewing the cognac. Misha, having meanwhile abandoned quilt for ice, set off at a comical waddling run and dived once more into the ice-hole. 21 In the small hours of Monday morning, Viktor was roused by the insistent ringing of the phone. When finally awake, he didn’t feel like getting up, but lay waiting for the caller to lose patience. But the caller didn’t lose patience, and even the penguin woke and gabbled. Viktor got out of bed and made his way unsteadily to the phone.
He accompanied these words with a lordly wave of the hand. “I’d prefer coffee, if I may,” said Viktor, settling into a leather armchair facing the vast executive desk. “Two coffees,” the Editor-in-Chief said, picking up the phone. “Do you know,” he resumed amiably, “we’d only recently been talking about you, and yesterday in came our Assistant Arts Editor, Boris Leonardovich, with your little story. ‘Get an eyeful of this,’ said he. I did, and it’s good. ” Viktor nodded politely. Igor Lvovich paused and smiled.
By next morning Viktor had earmarked a possible first obelisk. It only remained to get the Chief’s blessing. 30 next morning, having got the Chief’s blessing, drunk coffee, and been solemnly presented with his Press card, Viktor bought a bottle of Finlandia at a kiosk, and set off for the office of sometime author, now State Duma Deputy, Aleksandr Yakornitsky. Hearing that a correspondent of Capital News wished to see him, the State Deputy was delighted, and immediately told his secretary to cancel all his remaining appointments and admit no one else.
Thumbprints by Pamela Sargent