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ISBN13: 9780156226004
ISBN10: 0156226006
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About the Author

Italo Calvino's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.

Table of Contents

The distance of the moon — At daybreak — A sign in space — All at one point — Without colors — Games without end — The aquatic uncle — How much shall we bet? — The dinosaurs — The form of space — The light-years — The spiral.

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Kayla Derbyshire, September 23, 2011 (view all comments by Kayla Derbyshire)
I have to say this is one of the best collection of short stories that I've read in a very long time. The stories in this book take these incredibly complex scientific ideas about the universe and turn them into beautiful narratives that leave you wanting more each time you finish. As I was reading through it I was trying to figure out which story was my favorite, and I kept jumping back and forth between two of them (Games Without End and How Much Shall We Bet) until I finally reach "The Light Years". That story just absolutely and completely blew me away. The characters in this book, though most definitely not human, have such human characteristics that sometimes you forgot that you're reading about something distinctly non-human.

Honestly, this was just a beautiful book. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. The one thing I would say? Take your time reading it. Savor each story before you move on to the next one, because they all have so much to offer. This is one of those books that I'm going to come back to again and again, because I already know that I'll get more out of it every time I read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156226004
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Weaver, William
Author:
Weaver, William
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Manners and customs
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Italy Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Harbrace Paperbound Library
Series Volume:
0069
Publication Date:
19761031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.36 lb

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