Twenty-two stories via a mythologist for the hot millennium, Shiva and different tales brings jointly a few of Malzberg's most interesting paintings from the '80s and the '90s, together with many tales featured in significant Year's most sensible anthologies. From pragmatists like Huey "Kingfish" lengthy, who performs human nature like a pat-hand of playing cards to win the presidency after which take care of a punk named Adolf Hitler, to soulless bureaucrats, to a protracted parade of recalcitrant dreamers who tragically try and impose myth on unyielding truth, Malzberg indicates that neither super-science nor djinni magic can be successful opposed to human folly. even as, he is very humorous. A time tourist needs to face the concept he can have devoted a major crime opposed to his exchange selves. A moralist places his indignation sooner than his survival intuition, back, and back, and back; a detective investigates the homicide of the twentieth Century itself. it is a wry and tremendous assortment through one of many maximum social critics in technology fiction.
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