The Lucky Strike

The Lucky Strike

by Kim Stanley Robinson

Combining dazzling speculation with a profoundly humanist vision, Red Mars author Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the most popular and also most political (read "radical") of today's top rank SF writers.

 

In this volume, PM Press presents one of his more controversial science fiction stories, The Lucky Strike; an short deconstructive historical essay, A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions; and a final, untitled, in-depth interview.

 

The title novella, The Lucky Strike, begins on a lonely Pacific island, Tinian, where a crew of untested men are about to take off in an untried aircraft with a deadly payload that will change our world forever--until something goes wonderfully wrong.  In the included essay, A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions, Robinson deconstructs "alternate history" to explore what might have been if things had gone wrong on Hiroshima that fateful day.  In his interview, he discusses his own work, history, and politics.