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The Complete Cosmicomics Cover Image
By Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translator), Tim Parks (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544577879
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Mariner Books - September 8th, 2015

Know someone who loves science but won't pick up any fiction? This slim volume is an ideal place for casual fiction readers to start, but experimental and beautifully-written enough to keep fiction die-hards entertained. Each story in the collection takes a scientific law or theory and turns it on its head-- characters guide the reader through the orbit of the moon, or the implications of light-years on interplanetary communication. It is science fiction that doesn't invent anything "new," instead toying with our conceptions of scientific knowledge to expand the idea of what fiction can do.