Science fiction writer Jeffrey A. Carver offers these five imaginative stories, some of which were previously published in such diverse periodicals as Science Fiction Age and the Boston Sunday Herald. In stories like "Of No Return", Carver explores environmental themes while elsewhere sees adventurous explorations of space, and he introduces each story to give background on their inspiration. Bernard Clark gives a crisp performance that makes some of the more outlandish scenarios, one of which includes a talking dog, seem grounded and welcoming. Clark makes Reality and Other Fictions a collection of science fiction that appeals to all listeners.
Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination.
Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy, in the ultimate runaway environmental crisis. Dive the depths of the sea to prevent the mother of all oil spills. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your enhanced border collie, in the can-do spirit of classic science fiction. These stories appeared in publications as varied as Science Fiction Age, F&SF, and the Boston Sunday Herald.
They include Carver's first published short fiction, and his most recent. With new introductions, all from the author of The Chaos Chronicles and Eternity's End.