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Author David Marusek

The Wedding Album: Love is Just Science Fiction

 

With wedding photos and videos and mementos of all kinds, newlyweds attempt to hold on to their special day and to cherish it forever. Someday technology may enable us to record not only our appearance and voices but everything we know, feel, fear, and love at the moment the shutter clicks. Then our wedding mementos, like Anne and Ben’s in this story, take on a life of their own in a world where love may be eternal, but the world is not. Till deletion do us part . . .

 

Winner of the Sturgeon Award for best short science fiction.

 


 

“It is one of the best SF stories ever written.” ~Sci fi Weekly

“…[Marusek] fashions an ominous and surprisingly moving tale about a bride and groom who repeatedly discover, forget and rediscover that they are merely computer-generated re-creations of a flesh-and- blood newlywed couple, fated to watch as their living counterparts, their marriage and civilization itself decay over the centuries.” ~New York Times Book Review

“…one of the stories that solidified [Marusek”s] reputation as a writer to watch, is a head-twisting tale about virtual realities and bandwidth scarcity, but the reason the story has legs lies in the couple at the centre of the narrative: a virtual simulation of a pair of newlyweds trapped in a small slice of time and memory like human flies in digital amber. Marusek knows human drama, and writes it so subtly you hardly notice it’s centre stage the whole time, right up until he plucks your heart out.” ~Paul Raven, Strange Horizons

 

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INSPIRED BY ALASKA

David Marusek wheeling books into snow cave

Marusek moved to Alaska in the 1970s with the view of establishing himself somewhere likely to be spared the nuclear Armageddon that he was sure was imminent. Somewhere he could live a self-reliant subsistence lifestyle. Three decades later, he lives in Fairbanks, just up the road from the missile silos of the neocons’ Star Wars initiative. In other words, at ground zero.


Some have theorized this has more than a little to do with the subject matters and characters he offers up on the page.

a young David Marusek

The Confessional

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Well, Marusek hasn’t yet. Soon, he says. In the meantime, we discovered how he likes his readers from an old interview:

intelligent, curious, capable and willing to entertain absurd notions of reality, optimistic, not too prissy, not on anabolic steroids, loves wordplay, appreciates ironic humor.

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Author David Marusek

David Marusek spins quirky tales of science fiction in a little cabin outside Fairbanks, Alaska. He is the winner of the Sturgeon and Endeavour Awards for science fiction, and his work has been translated into ten foreign languages.

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