Worlds Enough & Time
Five Tales of Speculative FictionBook - 2002
Presents five works of fiction that dive into the after world and the extraterrestrial.
An extraordinary artist with few rivals in his chosen arena, Dan Simmons possesses a restless talent that continually presses boundaries while tantalizing the mind and touching the soul. Now he offers us a superb quintet of novellas -- five dazzling masterworks of speculative fiction, including "Orphans of the Helix," his award-winning return to the Hyperion Universe -- that demonstrates the unique mastery, breathtaking invention, and flawless craftsmanship of one of contemporary fiction's true greats.
Human colonists seeking something other than godhood encounter their long-lost "cousins"...and an ancient scourge.
- A devastated man in suicide's embrace is caught up in a bizarre cat-and-mouse game with a young woman possessing a world-ending power.
- The distant descendants of a once-oppressed people learn a chilling lesson about the persistence of the past.
- A terrifying ascent up the frigid, snow-swept slopes of K2 shatters preconceptions and reveals the true natures of four climbers, one of whom is not human.
- At the intersection of a grand past and a threadbare present, an aging American in Russia confronts his own mortality as he glimpses a wondrous future.
A new selection of speculative fiction by the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion includes five intriguing novellas, including Orphans of the Helix, set in the Hyperion universe, as well as Looking for Kelly Dahl, The Ninth of Av, On K2 with Kanakaredes, and The End of Gravity. Original.