David Brin's OTHERNESS

OTHERNESS description and bonus information

GENEROSITY IS A DISEASE?

In Otherness (WINNER: LOCUS Award for Best Collection 1995), humans and aliens encounter the secrets of the cosmos -- and of their own existence. In "The Giving Plague" (SECOND PLACE: 1989 Hugo Award for Best Short Story), a scientist discovers the horror of a new strain of virus. In "Dr. Pak's Preschool" a woman discovers that her baby has been called upon to work while still in the womb. In "NatuLife ®" a married couple finds their relationship threatened by the wonders of sex by simulation. In "Sshhh..." the arrival of benevolent aliens on Earth leads to frenzy, madness... and unimaginable joy. In "Bubbles" a sentient starcraft reaches the limits of the universe -- and dares to go beyond.

CONTENTS:
TRANSITIONS
The Giving Plague (read here for free, or buy from Barnes & Noble's nook or Amazon's kindle)
Myth Number 21
Story Notes
Dr. Pak's Preschool
Detritus Affected
The Dogma of Otherness

CONTACT
Sshhh...
Story Notes
Those Eyes (read here for free)
What to Say to a UFO
Bonding to Genji
The Warm Space
Whose MiLLennium?

CONTINUITY
NatuLife ®
Piecework
Science versus Magic

COSMOS
Bubbles
Story Notes
Ambiguity
What Continues... and What Fails...

OTHERNESS
The Commonwealth of Wonder