A COLLECTION by Uncle River
CATEGORY SF. Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE 2009
ABOUT THE BOOK
From Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
If science fiction is the literature of outsiders, no one is better suited to writing it than Uncle River, a hermit who uses the solitude and small towns of the American Southwest as the wellspring for these thoughtful, often optimistic stories of depopulated and low-tech futures. A scientist learning from silence to hear what is happening around and inside him (Counting Tadpoles), day laborers and subsistence farmers finding less horror from a giant lizard than from their local police (The Lizard), and a Hawaiian mariner dream questing to derelict radio telescopes in New Mexico (Geronimo's Buttons) find hope in turning to Nature's rhythms and requirements and away from the material world. River's slow-paced perspective will challenge readers to stop and reflect on just what kinds of worlds are worth building.