A collection of short stories. Some are rather funny.
A really extraordinary collection of tales and essays of the near and disant future, as humans and aliens encounter the secrets of the cosmos and of their own existence. In Dr. Pak's Preschool a woman discovers that her body has been called upon to work while still in the womb. In Natural Life a married couple finds their relationship threatened by the wonders of sex by stimulation. In Sshhh the arrival of benevolent aliens on Earth leads to frenzy, madness,and unimaginable joy. In Bubbles a sentient starcraft reaches the limits of the universe and dares to go beyond.
This collection comes from the author of SUNDIVER, STARTIDE RISING, THE UPLIFT WAR, THE POSTMAN--which has been made into a movie--THE PRACTICE EFFECT, and other well-known and tales.
This is an enjoyable selection of stories from David Brin. There is a little something for everyone in this collection.