"Nevermore"

Title"Nevermore"
Year for Search1997
AuthorsMacLeod, Ian R[oderick](b. 1956)
Secondary AuthorsDozois, Gardner R[aymond](1947-2018)
Secondary TitleDying For It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love
Pagination309-31
Date Published1997
PublisherHarperPrism
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, Northern Ireland author
Annotation

Dystopia. Virtual reality becomes standard and most people seem to live in it rather in the “foreal”, which has become run down. During life people leep records of all their actions so that they can live on in virtual reality after death. The story focuses on an artist who prefers to live in the “foreal”.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Asimov’s Science Fiction 22.7 (271) (July 1998): 14-22, 24-32; in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998), 488-504 with an Editor’s note on 488; and in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 202-34 with a note on 202; and in his Snodgrass and Other Illusions: The Best Short Stories of Ian R. MacLeod. [New York]: Open Road Integrated Media, 2013, an ebook with an “Afterword” by the author.

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Author Note

Northern Ireland author(b. 1956)

Full Text

1997 MacLeod, Ian R[oderick] (b. 1956). “Nevermore.” Dying For It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: HarperPrism, 1997), 309-31. Rpt. in Asimov’s Science Fiction 22.7 (271) (July 1998): 14-22, 24-32; in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998), 488-504 with an Editor’s note on 488; and in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 202-34 with a note on 202; and in his Snodgrass and Other Illusions: The Best Short Stories of Ian R. MacLeod. [New York]: Open Road Integrated Media, 2013, an ebook with an “Afterword” by the author. PSt

Dystopia. Virtual reality becomes standard and most people seem to live in it rather in the “foreal”, which has become run down. During life people leep records of all their actions so that they can live on in virtual reality after death. The story focuses on an artist who prefers to live in the “foreal”.