Stations of the Tide (Paperback)

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Tor Essentials presents new editions of science fiction and fantasy titles of proven merit and lasting value, each volume introduced by an appropriate literary figure.

From author Michael Swanwick—one of the most brilliantly assured and darkly inventive writers of contemporary fiction—comes the Nebula award-winning masterwork of radically altered realities and world-shattering seductions.

The "Jubilee Tides" will drown the continents of the planet Miranda beneath the weight of her own oceans. But as the once-in-two-centuries cataclysm approaches, an even greater catastrophe threatens this dark and dangerous planet of tale-spinners, conjurers, and shapechangers. A man from the Bureau of Proscribed Technologies has been sent to investigate. For Gregorian has come, a genius renegade scientist and charismatic bush wizard. With magic and forbidden technology, he plans to remake the rotting dying world in his own evil image-and to force whom or whatever remains on its diminishing surface toward a terrifying, astonishing confrontation with death and transcendence.

This novel of surreal hard SF was widely compared to the fiction of Gene Wolfe when it was first published, and Swanwick has gone on in the two decades since its first publication to become recognized as one of the finest living SF and fantasy writers.

With a new introduction by John Clute, author of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

MICHAEL SWANWICK has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. His novels include Stations of the Tide, Bones of the Earth, two Darger and Surplus novels, and The Iron Dragon's Mother. He has also written over a hundred and fifty short stories - including the Mongolian Wizard series on - and countless works of flash fiction. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marianne Porter.

Praise For…

“Tantric sex, horrors supernatural and technological…a heady mix of wild ideas and images, mean and tender, exciting and scary.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Engrossing…enigmatic…playful, erotic, and disturbing.” —The New York Times Book Review

“One of the strangest surrealistic science fiction novels you'll read….It slowly and quietly impresses you with its brilliance.” —Tampa Tribune

“Powerful…vivid…a novel of great ingenuity and panache.” —Washington Post Book World

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250862495
ISBN-10: 1250862493
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English