"In this provocative, entertaining collection... Williams brings together tales of the Collage of Mystery as well as other explorations of the gray region where psyche and technology meet... Coupled with extensive notes from the author, these storiew invite readers to share and enjoy William's extensive knowledge of history, psychology, and culture."---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Possessed of a venomous, mechanical grace... notorious for a reason."---Elizabeth Bear, author of Hammered and All the Windwracked Stars
"Williams understands that science fiction can breathe life into language.... [His] writing is always lean, lively and engaging."---The New York Times Book Review
"Despite his manifest cyberpunk leanings, Williams has an imagination all his own-along with a supple, subtle technique and a polished, lucid prose style."---Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of high-tech SF will enjoy Williams's sizzling prose..."---Library Journal
A mermaid delves into the dark underpinnings of her Utopian society; a dying boy finds himself trapped in a virtual world beyond his wildest imagining; Friedrich Nietzsche meets Wyatt Earp on the dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona; a gorilla strives to remain relevant among the info-streams and easily distracted eyeballs of a shallow, media-addled culture; a civilization raises its young as computer programs, deleting problematic children at will...
Few authors have matched the versatility and stylishness of Walter Jon Williams His genre-defining novels have received wide critical acclaim and captured the rapt attention of fans worldwide. He has been nominated for every major SF award. The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories contains nine bleeding-edge tales showcasing Williams' flexibility, power-chord storytelling, and engagingly human and post-human characters.
From Walter Jon Williams, author of more than twenty novels, including This Is Not a Game, Implied Spaces, and the definitive cyberpunk novel Hardwired, comes The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, a stunning collection of short fiction including the Nebula Award-winning stories "Daddy's World" and "The Green Leopard Plague," and featuring an introduction by Charles Stross, plus in-depth story notes.