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Feeling Very Strange:  The Slipstream Anthology
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Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology

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Author: John Kessel
James Patrick Kelly
Publisher: Tachyon Publications, 2006
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Book Type: Anthology
Genre: Science-Fiction
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If it is true that the test of a first-rate mind is its ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time, then we live in a century when it takes a first-rate mind just to get through the day. We have unprecedented access to information; cognitive dissonance is a banner headline in our morning papers and radiates silently from our computer screens. Slipstream, poised between literature and popular culture, embraces the dissonance.

These ambitious stories of visionary strangeness defy the conventions of science fiction. Tales by Michael Chabon, Karen Joy Fowler, Jonathan Lethem, Carol Emshwiller, George Saunders, and others pull the reader into a vivid dreamspace and embrace the knowledge that life today is increasingly surreal.

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