Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest (Northwest Readers)ISBN: 0870715550;
Book Description"Hive of Dreams" showcases the work of a dozen internationally prominent science fiction writers who make their home in the Pacific Northwest. Editor Grace L. Dillon?s informative introduction shows how the region?s culture,economy, and natural environment are reflected in the work of these different authors. She asks if our increasing dependence on technology will further separate us from nature, while each featured author offers diverse visions of possible worlds where the distinctions blur between technology and biology, urban and rural, virtual and real. "Hive of Dreams" begins in the forests and mountains of the Northwest with Ursula Le Guin's "The Good Trip" and ends in the cities and multinational conglomerates of the Pacific Rim with William Gibson's "Idoru." In the space between, readers will encounter writings by such notable authors as Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Michael G. Coney, Douglas Coupland, Molly Gloss, Richard Powers,...
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