Science fictionnovel by Michael Swanwick, published in 1991. The story of a bureaucrat with the Department of Technology Transfer who must descend to the surface of Miranda, to hunt a magician who has smuggled proscribed technology past the orbital embargo, and bring him to justice before the world is transformed by the flood of the Jubilee Tides. Won the Nebula award for Best Novel. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is a science fiction author based in Philadelphia who began publishing in the early 1980s. ... The Triangulum Emission Nebula NGC 604 lies in a spiral arm of Galaxy M33, 2. ...
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